Cooper Students at DECA State Conference

Cooper students win BIG at Minnesota DECA State Conference
Posted on 03/07/2018

9 students from Cooper participated in the annual Minnesota DECA State Career Development Conference in Minneapolis, MN, March 4-6, 2018.

DECA Students

For the FIRST TIME in Cooper’s History, all our competitors won an award, and some won more than one!

William Young – Virtual Business Challenge – 1st

Jordan Baribeau – Virtual Business Challenge – 1st

David Necas – Personal Financial Literacy – 3rd (Won a $200 Scholarship & Qualified for International Competition in Atlanta, GA)

Mohamed Ahmed – Marketing Plan – Product – 3rd

Cole Bursch – Marketing Plan – 3rd

Jack Rybarczyk – Marketing Plan – 3rd

Elizbeth Smude – Marketing Plan – 3rd

William Young – Personal Financial Literacy – Finalist

Marnie Dickson – Hospitability Services Team Decision Making – Finalist

Alice Zieska – Hospitability Services Team Decision Making – Finalist

Ms. Hershey – Outstanding DECA Advisor Award

This April, David Necas will travel to Atlanta, GA to compete with 20,000 top students from around the world at the International Career Development Conference – the pinnacle of DECA competition. There are over 215,000 members from all 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Canada, China, Germany, Guam, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Spain.

During the school year, approximately 4,000 Minnesota DECA student members take part in the organization’s competitive events program, allowing them to compete in over 50 events focused in the areas of entrepreneurship, finance, hospitality, marketing and other related fields. The competitions are designed to simulate real-life business scenarios and test students’ academic understanding and skills development.  After qualifying earlier this year, district winners put their talents to the test during the State Career Development Conference.

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