DECA members compete at International Career Development Conference

Nine Hamilton High School students competed April 26-30 at the DECA International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, Calif.HHS-sign-Home-Of-Chargers

Freshman Maanya Kashyap won first place in her event in the Principles of Marketing competition. Kashyap is the first Hamilton freshman to earn first place at the DECA International Career Development Conference.

The following students are recognized for their participation and achievement:

  • Mackenzie Jene competed in Quick Serve Restaurant Management and medaled for her achievement in her first role play.
  • Andrew Tai competed in Travel and Tourism and medaled for his test score.
  • Julia Gahr competed in Business Services.
  • Jessica Morgan competed and participated in workshops for School-Based Enterprise.
  • Logan Ambrookian competed in Travel and Tourism.
  • John Weber graduated from DECA’s Thrive Leadership Academy.
  • Shiva Senthil competed in Principles of Business Management and Administration.
  • Sophia Detweiler competed in Principles of Business Management and Administration.

As a chapter, Hamilton was also recognized for being a Gold Certified School-Based Enterprise and for completing DECA’s chapter membership campaign.

Hamilton DECA members and DECA advisor and business education and marketing educator Amanda Fields were among 15,000 DECA members, advisors and partners from over six countries who attended the conference. DECA student members take part in regional and state competitions designed to simulate real-life business scenarios and test students’ academic understanding and skills development. The top state winners put their talents to the test during the program’s final round of competition in Anaheim.

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. DECA enhances the preparation for college and careers by providing co-curricular programs that integrate into classroom instruction, apply learning, connect to business and promote competition.