DECA students bring home medals, move on to international competition

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After months of preparation, 20 DECA students traveled to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho last weekend to compete in the 2018 Collegiate DECA Pacific Northwest Career Development Conference (PNCDC).

At the conference, Shoreline DECA members competed in business events such as Ethics, Emerging Technologies, International Marketing, Human Resource Management, and Event Planning. Competition included 100 peers from Gonzaga, Seattle University, Western Washington, Bellevue College, Spokane Community College, and North Idaho. Sixteen Shoreline DECA students have now earned the opportunity to represent Shoreline Community College at the International Career Development Conference in Washington D.C. April 11-14.

Students placing in the Top 3 for their events:

Anna Vu – 1st Place in Sales Management Meeting
Madeline Kimberley – 1st Place in Human Resource Management
Amro Habash – 1st Place in Entrepreneurship
Yorin Anggari and Gary Wu – 2nd Place in Event Planning
Rielly Kemp-Bye and Xiaohu Shangguan – 2nd Place in Ethics
Euginia Wong and Davira Shaffena – 2nd Place in Financial Statement Analysis
Krittawat Pattaramekanon – 2nd Place in Travel & Tourism
Tina Tang & Sylvia Pan – 2nd Place in Marketing Communications
Hailey Leung – 2nd Place in Advertising Campaign
Luis Vicencio – 3rd Place in Restaurant Management
Mary Chen – 3rd Place in Accounting

Collegiate DECA prepares future leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. There are 15,000 Collegiate DECA members on 275 college and university campuses around the world. This year’s Shoreline DECA team includes members from the US, Indonesia, China, Vietnam, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Jordan, and Thailand.

All students are welcome to join DECA, regardless of major. Fall Kick-off will take place the first Tuesday after classes resume in Fall quarter. Faculty Advisors are Ailsa Kellam, Kyle Winslow, Matt Lothyan, and Stephen McCloskey.

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