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Five Mount Si DECA Students Qualify for State

A delegation of 16 Mount Si High School students recently competed among 1,300 students from area school districts (including Seattle, Issaquah, Renton, Lake Washington) at the Regional DECA Career Development Conference on January 6, at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue.

As a result, five Mount Si students placed in the top ten in their category, which qualifies them to advance to the State Career Development Conference on March 2-4, 2017, in Bellevue. Congratulations to: Jessica Doy, Mara Gothelf, Adya Kumar, Wyatt Nataros and Noah Vaughn.

DECA team enroute to regional competition

At the next level, the state conference, students who finish in the top 7 of their category will be invited to advance to the International Career Development Conference. This year’s event will take place on April 26-29, in Anaheim, California – after which the top three students in the nation for each category will be awarded.
DECA, which stands for Distributive Education Clubs of America, prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.
DECA competitive events cover a wide range of career skills including: Advertising Campaign, Restaurant Management, Sports and Entertainment Marketing, Hotel and Lodging Management, Human Resources Management, Professional Selling, Business Service Management, Financial Consulting, Automobile Services Management, Start-Up Business Plan, Fashion Merchandising Promotion, etc.
For more information about DECA or to inquire how adult volunteers with business skills can help judge DECA competitions, please contact Mount Si Marketing Education Teacher and DECA Advisor Kelly Hawkins at