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Triton Students Participate in DECA Competition

Triton_DECANew business teacher at Triton Jr.-Sr. High School, Tracie Vermillion, has introduced Triton business students to the world of DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) competition. DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

Superintendent Donna Burroughs said, “The Triton students learned a lot of valuable business practices as they presented their role plays to the judges in this their first competition.”  She said the club looks forward to sharing their experiences with other DECA members and they now have a better idea how to prepare for future competitions.

Vermillion said, “Our goal is for some students to make it to the state competition next year.”

Six members of DECA competed in the District 2 competition in Elkhart at Concord Mall on Friday, January 16. Students were given role plays in which they had 10-20 minutes to prepare their responses to present to the judges. Students who score in the top three of the competition in their respective categories move on to the state competition in Indianapolis.

Vermillion said, “In Triton’s inaugural year for DECA, students gained valuable knowledge they will put to use for future competitions. Our goal is to represent Triton at the state competition next year.”

DECA members who competed this year are pictured are Lee Mullet, Shelby Rahe, Cody Anderson, Lucas Newman, Jesse Corder and Izzy Cretcher.

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