DECA Students Recognized Internationally

Aug 16, 2021

Frisco ISD DECA members earned the organization’s highest honors at DECA’s virtual International Career Development Conference. Students from Independence, Lebanon Trail, Reedy and Wakeland high schools were named Top 10 Finalists, including a team from Reedy who scored 1st Place Overall for their Integrated Marketing Campaign.

Over the course of the competition, DECA members presented case study solutions and presentations through recorded videos. DECA’s competitive events program is aligned to national curriculum standards in the career clusters of marketing, business management, finance and hospitality and tourism. 

“As an integral component of classroom instruction, our industry-validated competitive events program helps ensure that DECA members learn the knowledge and skills that industry says are important to be successful in their future career,” said Christopher Young, chief program officer at DECA Inc. 

Students competed in categories that ranged in everything from Business Law and Ethics to Business Finance. The competitive events are designed to simulate real-life business scenarios and test students’ academic understanding and skills development. 

During this year’s virtual format, business professionals from across the world evaluated DECA members’ concepts, ideas and projects against industry-validated performance indicators.  

Congratulations to all of the Frisco ISD DECA members who received recognition at the international level, including those listed below. They are part of 15% of competitors who earned an international medallion for their excellence on an exam or presentation or as an overall finalist. 

Independence High School 

Aditya Mudgal - Top 10 Finalist in Principles of Business Management and Administration

Ayush Mudgal - Top 10 Finalist in Principles of Finance

Lebanon Trail High School

Yee Hong Pua & Isabella Tao - 3rd Place Overall for Marketing Management Team Decision

Ishaan Joshi - Top 10 Finalist in Business Finance Series

Saanvi Sreejit - Top 10 Finalist in Principles of Marketing

Reedy High School

Akansha Bojjam, Rayna Keshavjee & Suhani Swain - 1st Place Overall in Integrated Marketing Campaign

Pranav Jaganathan & Vivek Kogilathota - Top 10 Finalist in International Business Plan

Ruhan Ganpath - Top 10 Finalist in Principles of Business Management and Administration

Ronith Gungurthi & Vishnu Juvadi - Top 10 Finalist in Financial Literacy Project

Saathvik Konidena & Rishi Natarajan - Top 10 Finalist in Sales Project

Wakeland High School

Samantha Treadway - Top 10 Finalist in Hospitality and Tourism Professional Selling

Sarah Sonny, Samantha Stein, Natalie Tebeaux - Top 10 Finalist in Start-Up Business Plan

Azin Aneez, Pravin Arunkumar, Lara Raj - Top 10 Finalist in International Business Plan

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