Monday, February 6, 2017

ISM Students Advance to State in DECA

On January 14th, 2017, 80+ students from Liberty High School competed at the DECA District Conference in Haltom, Texas. DECA is an organization that prepares students for careers in business and entrepreneurship. Students compete in a variety of events encompassing marketing, finance, business administration, hospitality, and travel and tourism. Competitive events include multiple choice tests, roleplays, in which students are given a scenario to solve and present in front of a judge. Students may also write a paper or business plan and present it. Through DECA, students learn business jargon and economics, while developing their communication skills and displaying leadership.
In previous years, Liberty has had approximately 45 competitors advance to State. However, this year, the chapter had a record-breaking 70+ competitors move on to the next level of competition. The State Career Development Conference will be in San Antonio from February 23-25. Students who win first in their event will then compete at the International Level in Anaheim, California in April.

ISM Students who qualified for State Competition include:
  • Khusbu Shah
  • Yashwant Harkara
  • Amy Zhang
  • Benjamin Hasan
  • Shivkar Amara
  • Shriya Reddy
  • Amy Abraham
  • Ellie Chen
  • Megha Ganapuram
  • Karthik Dharmalingam
  • Rithika Proddutoor
  • Raj Raikundalia
  • Mia Rho
  • Prateek Sangineni
  • Lamia Zuberi
  • Shree Balaji
ISM wishes these students and the others competing good luck.