40 Woodinville High School DECA members competed at DECA’s annual International Career Development Conference in Atlanta, Georgia April 21-24, 2018.
Students receiving recognition at the international level were:
Andrew Ng (Senior) 1st Place in Financial Consulting, Daphne D’sa (Sophomore) 2nd Place in Food Marketing, Leah Matthews (Senior) 3rd Place in Innovation Plan, Elise Orton & Savannah Stine (Juniors) 3rd Place in Business Law & Ethics, Sierra McKissick & Chloe Stedman (Seniors) Top Ten in Buying & Merchandising, Chloe Jackson (Junior) Top Ten in Food Marketing, Quinn Herlihy (Senior) Top Ten in Hospitality Professional Selling, Ashley Blumer & Jared Eisenbarth (Seniors) Top Ten in Marketing Management, Grace McCuistion (Senior) Top Ten in Restaurant & Food Service, Madison Johnstone (Senior) Top Ten in Sports Promotion Plan, Jaiven Gill & Anna Rodgers (Seniors) Top Ten in Travel & Tourism, Tori Harding (Senior) Top 20 Finalist 12 in Food Marketing, Janett Ramirez & Matthew Schramm (Seniors) Top 20 Finalist 12 in Hospitality Services, Sophie Borozan (Junior) Top 20 Finalist 11 in Quick Service Restaurant, Jake Baillie & Ryann Davis (Senior & Junior) Role-Play Finalist in Hospitality Services
Others competing included Ricky Shell, Hailey Smith, Lauren Drews, Amanda Jackson, Emily Shipley, Abby Ruff, Evan Riseland, Ashley Snedaker, Julia Tarnu, Bailey Burger-Moore, Sarah McCartney, Chloe Lingen, Abby Torggler, Jordan Worthington, Molly Hines, Nicole McMillan, Andrew Hastie, Matthew Jones, and Jaden Sheffey.
During the school year, approximately 120,000 of DECA’s 225,000 student members take part in the organization’s competitive events program, allowing them to compete for local and regional titles. The competitions are designed to simulate real-life business scenarios and test students’ academic understanding and skills development. The top state and provincial winners put their talents to the test during the program’s final round of competition in Atlanta. The DECA International Career Development Conference was the pinnacle of competition where nearly 14,000 students vied for international honors. Over $500,000 in scholarships and awards were presented to students and teachers for their achievements.
This year’s #DECAICDC featured a record-breaking 20,000 members and advisors in attendance, DECA’s largest conference to date. In addition to career-based competition, DECA members engaged in leadership academies and networking opportunities with over 60 internationally recognized businesses.