Glendale DECA Competes at State Competition
Glendale DECA Competes at State Competition
On February 27th and 28th Glendale had 59 students competing in Arizona DECA's annual state competition of more than 2,200 student competitors. DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. Students either compete in role plays consisting of  an impromptu case study of a business scenario requiring a managerial decision or presenting a project they have worked on all school year. President Daniel Salman took 3rd place in Retail Merchandising. Last year he took 4th place in the same category. Daniel is the first back to back student to place at state in Glendale's recent history. He is also the first ever scholarship winner, having been awarded a $1,000 scholarship by Arizona DECA. Only 20 students in the state receive this honor. Juan Saenz and Gabby Medina earned 2nd place for their Creative Marketing Project. They created and executed a unique advertising campaign for a local business, The Hop Stop Diner. They then wrote a 30-page paper about it, presenting the project to DECA judges. Pablo Paz was a finalist in two categories: role plays in Business Services Marketing and his paper / presentation for his Learn and Earn Project. Carol Gonzalez and Dante Wright are two freshmen hat earned medals for high scores on their 100 question DECA exam. Daniel, Juan, and Gabby all qualified to represented Glendale on the international level as they will compete in DECA's International Career Development Conference (ICDC) at the end of April. ICDC generally has over 21,000 members, advisors, and business professionals attend this conference from countries around the world. Wish them luck! Congrats again Daniel, Juan, and Gabby. 
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