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DECA Students Named International Champions at ICDC

May 03, 2018

International Champion Team from Wakeland High School

Nearly a dozen Frisco ISD high school students finished in the top 10 and top 20 in competitive events at the DECA International Career Development Conference (ICDC) held April 21-24 in Atlanta.

Three Wakeland High School students – the team of Jacob Fujihara, Lucious McDaniel IV and Oliver Shi – were named international champions in their event, Independent Business Plan.

More than 70 FISD students qualified for ICDC based on their results at state. Approximately 16,000 students from across the globe participated in competitive events at the international conference.  

DECA is a student organization dedicated to preparing emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. Competitive events are designed to challenge students to demonstrate their college and career knowledge and skills.

Congratulations to the following FISD winners:

First-Place Event Winners

Jacob Fujihara, Lucious McDaniel IV and Oliver Shi of Wakeland High School – Independent Business Plan  

Top-10 Event Winners

Carter Schubert of Centennial High School – Hospitality and Tourism Professional Selling
Satya Boddu of Independence High School – Business Financial Series    

Top-10 Test Winners

Pranav Sachs of Independence High School – Financial Services Team Decision Making
Satya Boddu of Independence High School – Business Financial Series
Austin Ma of Lebanon Trail High School – Marketing Management Team Decision Making  

Top-10 Role Play Winners

Aparajith Kannapiran of Heritage High School – Marketing Communications Series
Satya Boddu of Independence High School – Business Financial Series   
Suriya Senthikumar of Lebanon Trail High School –  Retail Merchandising Series

Top-20 Event Finalists

Aten Kumar of Liberty High School – Sports and Entertainment Marketing Series
Audrika Masud of Centennial High School – Quick Service Restaurant Management     

See the full list of international qualifiers.

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