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In celebration at the Excellence in Marketing Education ceremony, a resolution was presented to each student for their nationally recognized accomplishment as an international finalist.
120,000 Students compete for international awards and scholarships as emerging leaders and entrepreneurs.
Missouri DECA chapter members earned the organization's highest honors at DECA's 67th annual International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, CA, April 24-27, 2013.
During the school year, approximately 120,000 of DECA's 200,000 student members take part in the organization's competitive events program, allowing them to compete for local and regional titles. The competitions are designed to simulate real-life business scenarios and test students' academic understanding and skills development. The top state and provincial winners put their talents to the test during the program's final round of competition in Anaheim. The DECA International Career Development Conference was the pinnacle of competition where nearly 10,000 students vied for international honors. Nearly $500,000 in scholarships and awards were presented to students and teachers for their achievements.
The #DECAICDC opening session featured PostNet CEO and Undercover Boss guest star Steve Greenbaum. In addition to career-based competition, DECA members engaged in leadership academies and networking opportunities with over 60 internationally recognized businesses.
DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. DECA enhances the preparation for college and careers by providing co-curricular programs that integrate into classroom instruction, apply learning, connect to business and promote competition.