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DECA Students Take Home Gold at State

A few weeks ago, Camas DECA represented Camas High School at the State Career Development Conference in Bellevue, Washington! Out of the 130 chapter members, 84 of them made their way to Bellevue.

Courtesy DECA.

Every marketing student worked hard to prepare for competition on Friday. Competitors also had some time out to enjoy the Bellevue area by checking out local restaurants and shopping at Bellevue Square. Their role play study sessions and grueling hours spent on written projects really paid off as 33 CHS students medalled onstage. Ultimately, Camas DECA will be taking 25 chapter members to compete at the International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, California on April 25th-30th.

It is proven that students who qualify out of Washington DECA are competitive at the International level. Last year, Camas DECA sent numerous students into the final round, and even brought back a first place trophy!

Congratulations to the 1st place winners: Kendra Horvath, Kevin Chen, Ashley Miles, Skylar Beccera, Xiansheng Yan. Additionally, Monica Chang, Kevin Chen and Kendra Horvath double-qualified! Make sure to wish all the qualifiers good luck at ICDC!

Claire BauerPrinciples FinanceMedal
Nathan LoucksPrinciples Marketing6th
William SchultzPrinciples Marketing5th
Skyar BecerraAutomotive Services MarketingMedal
Mia ObegiAutomotive Services MarketingMedal
Liz SchwartzkopfAutomotive Services Marketing6th
Monica ChangBusiness Finance Services3rd
Gianna CarrBusiness Services MarketingMedal
Patrick UpkesHuman Resources ManagementMedal
Sylvia CochraneMarketing Communications ServicesMedal
Kalel ColemanMarketing Communications ServicesMedal
Cami KirbyQuick Service Restaurant ManagementMedal
Ben CookeQuick Service Restaurant ManagementMedal
Keelie LeblancQuick Service Restaurant ManagementMedal
Josh McPhunRestaurant Food Service Management6th
Ashley MilesRestaurant Food Service Management1st
Kendra HorvathRetail Marketing Services1st
Brennan ZieglerSports & Entertainment MarketingMedal
Kevin ChenFashion Merchandising Promotion Plan5th
Erik JohnsonProfessional Selling EventMedal
Erik Johnson/Kelly JohnsonBusiness Services Operations Research4th
Tanner Fogle/Jaruki TakadaBusiness Services Operations Research2nd
Skylar Becerra/Xiansheng YanBusiness Services Operations Research1st
Sophie Eagle/Ben CookeEntreprenuership Promotion4th
Mackenzie Spady/Hayden HunsackerFinance Operations Research5th
Kevin Chen/Kendra HorvathCreative Marketing Project1st
Dareena Stepanyuk/Bella SwansonFinancial Literacy Project6th
Jack KellyHotel & Tourism Operations Research2nd
Monica ChangHotel & Tourism Operations Research4th
Jordan Slotto/Colton LessardSports & Entertainment Operations Research6th

For updates or questions, follow @DECACamas on Instagram and Twitter! If you are interested in joining DECA, you can enroll in Marketing 1, AP Economics, AP Macroeconomics, or Student Store.

By Kevin Chen

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