In the midst of a global pandemic, Eastside Catholic DECA was able to accomplish success both in competition and fundraising. Like many other organizations, EC DECA had to pivot to a virtual environment. They started strong at the beginning of the year with a 30% increase in membership and received the Achievement Level Award as this increase was the largest increase in their area of competition, Area 4. The increase in members and the amazing leadership of Ava Uribe, Kaitlyn Bray and Laurel Stanton led EC DECA to stay on pace with prior fundraising results, even in a virtual environment.
Competition began in January with the Area 4 competition. 41% of EC DECA students advanced to the state competition in March. Students competed in individual categories, project management and business operations research categories. There were three first place finishes at the state competition, a new record at EC! The international competition was scheduled to take place in Anaheim, but ended up being held virtually due to the pandemic. Our nine state winners competed virtually in April over a three week period. Three of our DECA students advanced as finalists to the final ICDC competition. Below are the nine students who made it to the International conference.
- Ann Kauffman, Accounting Applications, 1st place State, ICDC Finalist
- Abby Delorey, Gaia Gray - Project Management Comm. Giv., 1st place State, ICDC Finalists
- Ava Uribe, Kaitlyn Bray, Laurel Stanton – Project Management sales, 1st Place State
- Andrew Wolf, Chris Andrews, Carter Wax – Project Management Fin Lit., 4th place state