Mansfield ISD Magazine Spring 2016 - Page 22

MISD DECA Students Qualify for Internationals After State Wins N ine Ben Barber Career and Technology Academy students competed at the state Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) competition and earned the opportunity to advance to the international level. DECA is an organization with the goal of preparing emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management in high schools and colleges around the world. The high school division includes 200,000 members in 3,500 schools. The DECA team had a great performance at the state competition in San Antonio. Congratulations to the DECA students and their advisors for outstanding performances at the state DECA competition. The international competition takes place April 23-26 in Nashville, Tennessee. FIRST PLACE WINNERS Lauren Mann Frontier High School Marketing Educators of Texas Interview Lauren Mann Frontier High School Buying and Merchandising Operation Event Kelle Shannon Frontier High School Buying and Merchandising Operation Event Kesean Fallon Lake Ridge High School Buying and Merchandising Team Decision Event Nicholas Kasody Lake Ridge High School Buying and Merchandising Team Decision Event Tasnim Albosstani Mansfield High School Hospitality and Tourism Professional Selling (Scholarship Winner) SECOND PLACE WINNERS Angel Francis Lake Ridge High School Marketing Educators of Texas Interview Angel Francis Lake Ridge High School Buying and Merchandising Team Decision Event Donald McCann Frontier High School Financial Counseling Sydney Christensen Lake Ridge High School Buying and Merchandising Team Decision Event Chris Lucero Timberview High School Restaurant and Food Service Management DECA advisors: Cathy Dunn Slagle, Jennifer Pavlu, Nancy Kojder, Debra Permenter, Natalie Wilson, and Casey Crow. 20 Mansfield School & Family