Camdenton High School had 10 students qualify for the DECA State Career Development Conference held in Kansas City recently. During this time students were able to showcase their abilities in marketing, finance, hospitality, management, and entrepreneurship. Students also had the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills through workshops and networking. At this competition, two students were recognized for earning top scores at the state level against more than 1,900 students and one student qualified for the International Career Development Conference (ICDC). 

ICDC will be held in Atlanta, Ga. on April 20-25. During Internationals students will compete, learn, network, and further their knowledge in the business and marketing fields. The qualifying student is: second-place Jordan Burns, Sports and Entertainment Marketing Operations Research.

DECA is an international association of high school students studying marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. Students can participate in over 40 events including principles of business administration, business planning and operations, marketing research, fashion merchandising promotion, advertising, chapter team projects, leadership academies, and entrepreneurship projects. The various competitive events include written research, presentations, role plays, and testing. DECA’s industry-validated competitive events are aligned with the National Curriculum Standards in the career clusters of marketing, business management and administration, finance, and hospitality and tourism.