Saline County Career Center DECA chapter competes at State competition:
Four teams of Saline County Career Center DECA students reaped the rewards of their year-long class projects March 11-13.
At the Missouri DECA State Career Development Conference, 9 SCCC students qualified to present their projects at the next level, DECA's International Career Development Conference, April 20-25, in Atlanta, Georgia.
At the State conference, several students presented projects they began working on at the beginning of the school year and were evaluated by a judging panel consisting of more than 100 business and industry professionals. The team of Anna Hartley and Rileigh Massey placed second with their Public Relations Project, “Hoot Resource Center.” Zach Baker, Logan Evans, and Katherine Miles placed third with their Public Relations Project, “Project DECA.” The team of Rhiannon Bowlen and Katherine Greathouse placed second with their Community Service Project, "Baby Grace.” Elijah Jackson and T-Love William placed 5th with their Creative Marketing Project, "Clean Freaks."
There were 14 chapter members that were recognized and placed in the top eight: Brenen Sullivan, Ashlyn Robbins, Trinity Stewart, ReBekka Cox, and Madison Baker along with those who placed at ICDC.
Elijah Falls was recognized for placing first in Missouri in the Personal Finance Virtual Business Simulation Challenge Round II this year.
Those wishing to contribute to the group's trip to Atlanta trip can do so at a DECA Showcase and dinner at the Marshall High School Commons Wednesday, April 4, at 5:30 p.m. The ICDC qualifiers will present their work at the event. All proceeds from the event will got to finance their competition expenses. Tickets are $10 each and can be requested by contacting the SCCC office at 660-886-6958.
Pictured: 22 SCCC Chapter members at State.