UD DECA had an amazing trip at the Hershey Lodge, Hershey PA for their 2014-2015 State Conference! The DECA students left on Tuesday, February 24th to their first stop - Harrisburg!
The students were given a tour of our beautiful Pennsylvania State capitol and had the pleasure of meeting and taking a picture with our district representative - Margo Davidson!
On the way to Hershey for competition, the students passed the beautifully FROZEN Susquehanna River! It was AWESOME.
One of the biggest highlights for the students were the FROZEN HOT CHOCOLATES! The drink was almost like a taste of Heaven. For some, it burned a hole in their wallets... but it was worth every penny!
During downtime, students were given the chance to catch a shuttle bus to Chocolate World! Needless to say, it was delicious. (:
We are so proud of Junior Jessica King for running in the DECA Executive Board Election against some seasonal DECA professionals! Given King did not win the election, she represented Upper Darby with ultimate class and professionalism! Her booth was bomb.com too! We hope that you had a great time at this States conference Jessica!
Upper Darby DECA is a unique club in many ways, that prepares students in high school to excel far and beyond what they are expected to and or are given the opportunity to. Most schools Upper Darby competes in competition with, have DECA dedicated classes to prepare the students to ace the tests/role plays. Although Upper Darby has not yet developed any DECA focused class, the club manages to place more and more students every year based on self preparation and commitment. It was a blessing in itself that out of 200 members, UD was able to send 60 kids to States because they either placed at Districts or wanted to compete again at a State Only Event. We are proud to report that Upper Darby HAS THE OPPORTUNITY to send students to Nationals this year based on qualification at the State Level!
Michael Goldstein- Top Role Play Accounting Applications
Armen Chowdhury- Top Role Play Marketing Management
Eric Yang- Top Role Play Retail Merchandising
Hafiz Tunis Top Role Play Sports and Entertainment
Michael Neri- Top Test Score, Top Role Play Sports and Entertainment Professional Selling
Anas Danali- Top Test Score Personal Financial Literacy
Cameron Tirado- 1st Place Public Speaking
Carly Johnson- 4th Place Public Speaking
Kevin Kelly- 3rd Place Business Services Management; and Top Role Play
Scott Rucci- 1st Place Job Interview
*Joe Christina- 3rd Place Financial Consulting Event; and Top Role Play
Brandon DeBenedetta- 3rd Place Male Modeling
Brandon Venini and Victoria Parsons- 1st Place School Store Based Enterprise
Haley Brown and Madison Weston- 4th Place Marketing Communications Team Decision Making
Yusra Yusef, Nila Chaudhary, and Danielle Rhoton- 2nd Place Chapter Banner Event
UD Quiz Bowl Team finished 2nd Place (Deja Footes, Arashwar Bawa, Fatima Sherif, Joseph Lawson-Myers)
*Youngest participant in Financial Consulting Event. Joe is a Sophomore and competed against 36 Seniors and 13 Juniors.
We hope that those who will be going will have the chance to bask in the warmth of Orlando, Florida!
Please enjoy some other pictures submitted by our DECA students! Congratulations everyone!