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DECA Goes Top 10 at International

May 15, 2019

Wakeland High School DECA.Dozens of Frisco ISD DECA students traveled to Orlando to compete at the International Career Development Conference (ICDC). Eighteen thousand high school students, advisors, alumni and businesspeople from around the world gathered in the interest of future-ready learning.

During ICDC, DECA members had the opportunity to demonstrate their college and career readiness by participating in DECA’s Competitive Events Program in the areas of marketing, finance, hospitality, management and entrepreneurship.

Frisco ISD students qualified to attend the event based on their superior performance at the state competition earlier this spring.

Most notably, several students placed in the top 10 of their events and Lebanon Trail High School had its first team win an event.

Congratulations to all of the students, finalists and winners at this year’s ICDC competition.

Independence High School DECA.

Overall Winners

  • Vedant Nair and Tanay Rishi of Lebanon Trail High School - Marketing Team Decision Making

Overall Top 10 Finalists

  • Viha Vishwanathan, Sarah Savage and Yurica Takeda of Wakeland High School - SBE-Food Operations

  • Gautham Raju of Independence High School - Principles of Finance

Role-Play Exam Finalists

  • Lauren Haydon of Centennial High School - Business Services Marketing

  • Sumukh Satish of Liberty High School - Automotive Services Marketing

  • Sneha Sundar of Liberty High School - Hotel and Lodging Management

  • Dea Divi of Liberty High School - Travel and Tourism

  • Grishmasri Geedipally of Liberty High School - Travel and Tourism

  • Varunika Singh of Independence High School - Marking Communications

Liberty High School ICDC.Written Exam Finalists

  • Zoe Chetty, Jiwon Lee and Alaya Sirigiri of Wakeland High School - Creative Marketing Project

  • Raja Venna and Pranav Tiwari of Wakeland High School - Start-up Business Plan

  • Ranak Bansal of Centennial High School - Business Services Operations

  • Dinesh Polisettty of Centennial High School - Business Services Operations

  • Deepshikha Roy of Heritage High School - Integrated Marketing Campaign-Service

Presentation Finalist

  • Erika Rebollo Diaz of Centennial High School - Professional Selling

SBE Gold Certification

  • Jacob Dorfmeister of Wakeland High School

  • Catie Georgoulakos of Wakeland High School

To see a full list of the more than 100 students who qualified for ICDC, click here.

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