On Tuesday, January 24, 2017,The Distributive Education Clubs of America, or DECA, chapters from Dysart district high schools competed in the District Eight Competition at Estrella Mountain Community College. The conference allowed students to practice for the annual state competition with individual and team scenarios.
Willow Canyon High School received a total of 17 medals including: three 1st place overall medals, four 1st place section medals, five 2nd place overall, and four 3rd place overall medals. Two students placed in the top 10% of the writing competition.
Dysart High School received six medals including: two 1st place overall winners. Section awards included two 1st place, and one each, 2nd and 3rd winners.
Shadow Ridge High School brought home 15 medals including four 1st place, three 2nd place, and two third place medals
DECA is a premier student organization that supports the development of marketing and management skills in career areas such as hospitality, finance, sales and service, business administration and entrepreneurship.
One of many Career and Technical Education (CTE) opportunities, DECA offers students the opportunity to prepare necessary academic and vocational skills to successfully enter the workforce.