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Eighteen Dawson HS students advancing to DECA International

DECA News 2024
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Eighteen Dawson High School students will put their business skills to the test to represent Pearland Independent School District at the DECA International Career Development Conference to be held this summer in Anaheim, California.

Dawson High School students advancing to the international conference include Tanishta Anbu (Personal Financial Literacy), Michael Christner (Business Finance Series), Andrea Fakhoury (Restaurant and Food Service Management Series), John Jewell (Retail Merchandising Series), Lara Johann (Hotel and Lodging Management), Zide Liu (Quick Serve Restaurant Management Series), Hitesh Mallula (Start-Up Business Plan), Keith Nong (Restaurant and Food Service Management Series), Daniel Ren (Start-Up Business Plan), Arnab Sarkar Financial Services Team Decision Making), Avnish Sekharan (Start-Up Business Plan), Irene Shi (Food Marketing Series), Madhura Sriram (Financial Services Team Decision Making), Alexander Sun (Buying and Merchandising Team Decision Making), Arun Vaithianathan (Stock Market Game), Chen Wang (Buying and Merchandising Team Decision Making), Bowen Xie (Stock Market Game) and Sean Yu (Stock Market Game).

This year, over 22,000 high school students will compete at the international conference to demonstrate their college and career readiness.

The eighteen DHS students were finalists and qualified to advance to the international conference after participating in the DECA State Career Development Conference February 15-17 in Houston.

Additionally, Dawson had finalists who also received recognition as finalists at state, but will not compete at the international conference:

  • Mahesh Parmeswaran in Automotive Services Marketing Series
  • Caitlin Davis in Professional Selling
  • Natalie Chow in Food Marketing Series

DECA sponsors include DHS’s Abby Monroe, Chanee Bahrs, Kimberly Kool and Dominique Reyes.


DHS_DECA: Eighteen members of the Dawson High School DECA team advanced to the international competition to be held in Anaheim, California in April.


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