Students Advance to International DECA Competition | Best Of
Howard and Rutland High School DECA members recently won the right to compete at the international level in the organization’s competitive events program.
Two students from Bibb County earned the honor of representing Georgia DECA. Danielle Lasker from Howard High School and Amanda Brown from Rutland High School will represent Bibb County at ICDC for their outstanding performances. Danielle will advance in the Human Resources Category and Amanda will advance in the Food Marketing Category. Both students placed seventh out of 20 students who qualified in their competitive events at the DECA State Career Development Conference.
DECA’s industry validated competitive events are aligned with National Curriculum Standards in the career clusters of marketing, business management and administration, finance, and hospitality and tourism. Competition begins at the local level and advances to regional, state, and international level events. Students have the opportunity to compete in several types of competitions including written events, interviews, role-plays, case studies, as well as individual and team presentations.
The DECA State Career Development Conference and competition was held on February 28-March 2 at the Sheraton Hotel in Atlanta. The competitive events were held over a two-day period and the award ceremony was held on Saturday, March 2. Top-scoring participants will represent the State DECA Association at the international competition, which will be held as a part of the International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Anaheim, Calif., on April 24-27.