Anaheim, CA - Pennsylvania DECA congratulates its over 450 members who attended the 2017 DECA International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, CA this past April. During the school year, approximately 120,000 of DECA’s 225,000 student members take part in the organization’s competitive events program, allowing them to compete for local and regional titles. The competitions are designed to simulate real-life business scenarios and test students’ academic understanding and skills development. The top state and provincial winners put their talents to the test during the program’s final round of competition in Anaheim. The DECA International Career Development Conference was the pinnacle of competition where nearly 16,000 students vied for international honors. Over $500,000 in scholarships and awards were presented to students and teachers for their achievements.
This year’s #DECAICDC featured a record-breaking 19,000 members and advisors in attendance, DECA’s largest conference to date. In addition to career-based competition, DECA members engaged in leadership academies and networking opportunities with over 60 internationally recognized businesses.
Pennsylvania DECA also recognizes the following members for their achievements at #DECAICDC:
2nd Place: FOR Jonathan Deuber & Amir Shanehsazzadel, Upper Merion
3rd Place: VBCSP Radhik Patel & Zach Bradlow, The Shipley School
Top 10: IBP Dan Duffy & Liam Conway, Owen J. Roberts
Top 10 : QSRM Lucas Gray, Owen J. Roberts
Finalist: BTDM Adlai Metzger & Morgan Mochulski, Downingtown STEM
Finalist: FTDM Rahul Rao & Abhiram Reddy, Downingtown STEM
Finalist: STDM Patrick Holoviak & Aziz Salamy, State College
Finalist: AAM Iris Li, State College
Finalist: ASM Elizabeth Bjorklund, Rustin
Finalist: FMS Jasmine Powell, The Shipley School
Finalist: QSRM Nathan Latimer, Henderson
Finalist: RFSM Hannah Svelling, East
Finalist: RMS Tejas Wein, State College
Medallion: HTDM Test, Nikos Papanikolau, George Washington
Medallion: TTDM Test, Jonathan Xu, Conestoga
Medallions: ASM Test & Role Play, James Armstrong, Downingtown STEM
Medallion: ASM Test, Anthony Repetto, Bishop Shanahan
Medallion: BSM Role Play, Manshu Sharma, The Hill School
Medallion: HRM Test, Rachel McClaine, Bethel Park
Medallion: QSRM Role Play, Kamila Levine, Upper Merion
Medallion: RFSM Test, Samantha Hartnett, Chartiers Valley
Medallion: SEM Role Play, Leah Jardel, East Stroudsburg
Medallion: PFL Test, Nicole Sergiwa, The Hill School
Medallion: PSE Test, Gurleen Singh, Upper Darby
Pennsylvania DECA also congratulates Donald LeCompte, former PA DECA state president, for his tenure as 2016-2017 DECA Executive President and the work he did to further DECA's mission across the globe.
DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. DECA enhances the preparation for college and careers by providing co-curricular programs that integrate into classroom instruction, apply learning, connect to business and promote competition. For more information about DECA, please visit our website and to see the conversation from this year’s conference follow #DECAICDC on Twitter.