20 DECA members from Wayzata High School participated in the annual DECA International Career Development Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. During the school year, approximately 210,000 DECA student members take part in the organization’s competitive events program, allowing them to compete in over 50 events focused in the areas of entrepreneurship, finance, hospitality, marketing and other related fields. The competitions are designed to simulate real-life business scenarios and test students’ academic understanding and skills development. After qualifying earlier this year at district and state competitions, winners put their talents to the test during this year’s International Career Development Conference.
As a chapter, Wayzata DECA performed extremely well placing 8 students in finals (Mitchell Prisby, Joe Lauer, Brady Galbraith, Lauren Swenson, Sarah Eyer, AJ Yablonsky, Emily Sherman, Emily Bradach). We are also pleased to announce that the teams of Prisby, Lauer, and Galbraith placed 1st in the world in their Independent Business Plan Event and Lauren Swenson and Sarah Eyer placed 3rd in the world in their International Business Plan Event. Emily Sherman and AJ Yablonsky finished in the top 10 and Emily Bradach finished in the top 20. Overall, it was another very successful year for Wayzata DECA.