DECA students get great experience

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Eight MHS students recently attended the DECA International Career Development Conference in Orlando.

The students performed role plays and took a written exam that covered business, marketing, and finance concepts.

"These students qualified because of their outstanding performance at state," MHS DECA adviser Robert Hutchison said.  "Now, they are competing against DECA members from all over the world."

Junior Lily Baird earned a medal based on her score on the marketing exam. 

"There were 160 students in her event.  Her exam score was in the top 10.  That's pretty remarkable," Hutchison said.  

Other MHS students to attend were Lauren Dahler, Emery Engling, Searra Funch, Elena Roden, Poojha Prabahara Sundar, Zinnia Nie and Ashley Biwott. In all, more than 22,000 students attended this year's conference.  

UW Credit Union is a proud sponsor of MHS DECA.

Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) has been around for more than 60 years and has more than 185,000 student members in 5,000 high schools. DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.