DECA Members Win Awards
Members of the DECA Club received several awards during the Tennessee DECA State Career Development Conference March 8-11 in Chattanooga.
The club was elevated to Thrive Level, which allows up to six members to participate at Thrive Academy in this year’s International Career Development Conference in Orlando. They also earned the Club 75 Achievement Award for membership.
Senior Jack Knighton placed first in the first round of the role-play portion of the Business Finance Series. He went on to place fourth overall in that series, qualifying for the International Career Development Conference.
Seniors Ahad Farooq and Alyaan Salman and junior Qasim Akbar were first in the state in the Sports Virtual Business Challenge. In this competition participants use actions, charts, and graphs to make strategic marketing decisions.
Sophomores Dennis White, Rishi Yalamanchili, and Alex Yong placed in the top eight in the Franchise Business Plan event, a competition that requires a comprehensive business plan proposal.
Ms. Michele Cacioppo and Mr. Stephond Allmond '10 are staff advisors for the club.