Seven DHS Members of DECA Business Club Qualify for National Competition

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Excelling in the areas of finance, food, and sports, Darien High School DECA Club members made their mark at the recent 2018 DECA state competition.

Overall, 80 DHS students competed at the Connecticut State DECA Conference in the areas of finance, business management, marketing, and human resources.  Over 1,100 students competed from high schools all over Connecticut.  DHS began to compete in the international business and entrepreneurship club three years ago.

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Darien High School DECA Club members

“We had our best year ever with 21 students placing in the top three of their events and 10 students in the top six,” said DECA adviser and DHS business education teacher Claudia Gray.  “The students are enthusiastic and amazing!”

Seven students will continue on to compete at the DECA International Career Development Conference in their winning events next month in Atlanta.  The students are:

Aislinn Mobley – Personal Financial Literacy

Cameron Appleby – Sports and Entertainment Promotion Plan – Team Event

Blake Cellar – Sports and Entertainment Promotion Plan – Team Event

Cason Stone – Sports and Entertainment Promotion Plan – Team Event

Sean Huffert – Business Finance

Skye Ekern – Financial Services – Team Event

Ben Wakim – Financial Services – Team Event

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— Marc Marin is district director of instructional technology. This article is republished from the Darien Public Schools News of the Week newsletter.

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