Return to Headlines

DECA Students Win Silver Award in School-Based Enterprise Competition


Five Mount Si High School students participated recently in a DECA School Based Enterprise (SBE) Event and earned silver recognition. To earn this distinction the MSHS students (shown below) prepared a written paper and accounting documents to showcase behind-the-scenes learning that occurs when running a real business. 


DECA Team win silver recognition for business skills.

Pictured left to right, DECA students Kevin Cole, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Baxter Rowland,

Oliver Lang, and Alex Au teamed up for the SBE event.


By earning a silver award, two students will have an opportunity to attend the SBE Academy on March 6 and learn more about running a school store.  Additionally, these efforts are helping Mount Si’s DECA Club earn School-based Enterprise Chapter Certification.  


The certification process requires they demonstrate an understanding of: financial analysis, operations, marketing information management, market planning, product/service management, pricing, channel distribution, promotion, selling, and human resources, explained Mount Si High School Marketing Education Teacher Kelly Hawkins.


The SBE Chapter Certification Program provides standards for model operations of school-based enterprises.  To help motivate DECA clubs to strive for excellence and growth, the program recognizes outstanding achievement at three levels: bronze, silver and gold.


Mount Si students interested in DECA should contact Ms. Hawkins in room 5224, or call 425-831-8163.