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Elma DECA competes at state conference

This is the group that attended State in Bellevue; Top: Austin Cristelli, Paige Kershaw, Maci Shumate, Ashley Vaughn, Tristina Whipple, Miriam Perez, and Elizabeth Clapp. Bottom: Angie Patton and Colby Trusty
This is the group that attended State in Bellevue; Top: Austin Cristelli, Paige Kershaw, Maci Shumate, Ashley Vaughn, Tristina Whipple, Miriam Perez, and Elizabeth Clapp. Bottom: Angie Patton and Colby Trusty

The Elma High School DECA club had a quick, but busy, trip to Bellevue and the Meydenbauer Center for the Washington State DECA Career Development Conference. After spending all day in role-play events, suggesting solutions to presented problems in areas such as finance, hospitality, marketing, business management, business law and ethics, four Elma High School students received recognition on the State Finals stage by earning top-seven scores in either their test or role play subcategory.

Medalists include: Paige Kershaw and Miriam Perez (in principles of business management and administration), Ashley Vaughn (principles of finance) and Elizabeth Clapp (principles of hospitality and tourism).

Three Elma DECA students will be traveling next to the International DECA Career Conference in Atlanta, Ga., from May 2 to 7 for their accomplishments in school-based enterprise, demonstrating best business practices in our student store. Once there, Angie Patton, Kershaw, and Vaughn will comprise the at team and will compete against other students in a simulated business activity and workshop.