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Dawson DECA Members Earn Recognition at DECA International Conference

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Dawson High School students earned the organization’s highest honors at DECA’s annual International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Anaheim, CA on April 27-30, 2024.

Students receiving recognition at the international level were:

 

Student Name 

Event/Scholarship 

Place/Honor/Sponsorship 

Juniors Chen Wang and Alex Sun 

Buying and Merchandising Team Decision-Making 

Sun (7th Place overall) 

  • Top 20 Performer in Testing (Medal) 
  • Top 20 performer in Role Play (Medal) 
  • Overall Finalist advancement (Medal) 
  • Top 10 Finalist (Medal) 
     

Sophomore Hitesh Mallula,  
Freshman Daniel Ren  
and Senior Avnish Sekharan 

Start Up Business Plan (written event project) 

  • Overall Finalist advancement (Medal) 
  • 2nd Place Overall in Finals (Top 3 Trophies) 

Junior Michael Christner 

Business Finance Series 

  • Top 20 performer in Testing (Medal) 

Junior JP Jewell 

Retail Merchandising Series 

  • Top 20 performer in Testing (Medal) 
  • Top 20 performer in Role Play 1 (Medal) 
  • Overall Finalist advancement (Medal) 

Junior Irene Shi 

Food Marketing Series 

(9th Place overall) 

  • Top 20 performer in Testing (Medal) 
  • Top 20 performer in Role Play 1 (Medal) 
  • Top 20 performer in Role Play 2 (Medal) 
  • Overall Finalist advancement (Medal) 
  • Top 10 Finalist (Medal) 

Sophomore Tanishta Anbu 

Personal Financial Literacy 

Top 20 performer in Role Play (Medal) 

  • Overall Finalist advancement (Medal) 

During the school year, approximately 100,000 of DECA’s 254,000 high school student members participate in the organization’s competitive events program, allowing them to compete for local, regional and association titles. The competitions are designed to simulate real-life business scenarios and test students’ academic understanding and skills development. The top association winners put their talents to the test during the program’s final round of competition in Anaheim. The DECA International Career Development Conference was the pinnacle of competition where over 23,000 students vied for international honors. Over $200,000 in scholarships and awards were presented to students and teachers for their achievements. 

Sponsors of Dawson DECA include Abby Monroe, Dominque Reyes and Kimberly Kool

(05/17/2024)

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DECA International

May 2024

DECA International

May 2024