WI DECA State Career Development Conference

DECA members participate at Wisconsin DECA State Career Development Conference
Posted on 03/07/2019
DECA members participate at Wisconsin DECA State Career Development Conference

Twenty-five students from Badger High School competed at the DECA Wisconsin Career Development Conference from March 4-6th. DECA members traveled to Grand Geneva Resort to compete in 28 occupational series events as well as prepared written project presentations. Over 1,400 students from Wisconsin participated in this conference.

Twenty-three Badger DECA members were recognized on stage by earning medals in either their 100 question cluster test, one of the two role-play events in their event category, or a top ten finalist medal.  Our chapter members captured 36 individual medals.  Fifteen members earned a champion medal for placing first through tenth place in their event.

The following students earned a spot to compete at the International Career Development Conference in Orlando, Florida from April 26-May 1:

Charlie White

Entrepreneurship Startup Business Plan

Entrepreneurship Team Decision Making

5th place

5th place

Christopher Bakken

Entrepreneurship Growing Your Business

Entrepreneurship Team Decision Making

3rd place

5th place

Kate Spende

Entrepreneurship Startup Business Plan

Restaurant and Food Service Management

4th place

6th place

Ryan Johnson

Integrated Marketing Campaign - Event

Economics Excellence

1st place

2nd place

Ethan Larson

Integrated Marketing Campaign - Service

9th place

Carson Derda

Integrated Marketing Campaign - Service

11th place

Jesse Garfias

Professional Selling

5th place

Bridget Egan, Eileen Egan

Entrepreneurship Innovation Plan

4th place

Seth Kawalec

Business Finance Services

6th place


Participants in the 2019 DECA State Conference (front row, L-R):  KateSpende, Elise Carter, Jessica Dade, Bridget Egan, Molly Bergstrom (second row, L-R): Eileen Egan, Andrew Klug, Jeni Johnson, Jesse Garfias, Holly Murphy, Kylie Germann, Ashlyn Welch, Madison Hunt, Makayla Cooper, Ryan Johnson, Cassidy Bucholtz (back row, L-R): Carson Derda, Christopher Bakken, Charlie White, Ethan Larson, Nash Hale, Nelson Giese, Seth Kawalec, Jacob Harren

DECA 2019

“We are very proud of ALL the DECA members who attended this great event,” said advisor Phil Huff. The International Career Development Conference will be held April 26-May 1 in Orlando, Florida. “Please congratulate these students on their fine work if you see them. Go Badgers!” Huff said.

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.  Contact Phil Huff or Vanessa Kirk, Badger DECA Advisors at phil.huff@badger.k12.wi.us or vanessa.kirk@badger.k12.wi.us for more information about Badger DECA. Additional resources can be found at wideca.org. 



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