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DECA: An Association of Marketing Students

DECA is a student leadership organization that provides hands-on leadership development. Students learn how to develop, price, place, and promote products in the right business setting. The organization builds self-confidence, work attitudes, and communication skills. There are over 2,000 DECA members in 52 Utah chapters.

On March 1-2 DECA members from across the state met at the Davis Conference Center in Layton to compete at the DECA State Career Development Conference. Throughout the year DECA members prepared to compete in the following events:

  • Principles of Business Administration Events
  • Team Decision Making Events
  • Individual Series Events
  • Business Operations Research Events
  • Chapter Team Events
  • Business Management and Entrepreneurship Events
  • Marketing Representative Events
  • Professional Selling Events
  • Online Events

Awards were given to approximately 150 Utah DECA students. Students placing in the top ten, of each event, received a medal and those who placed in the top three received a trophy.

The top five high schools with the most winners were:

  1. Bingham
  2. Fremont
  3. Herriman
  4. Riverton
  5. Uintah

Winners now advance to the national DECA competition on April 28 – May 2 in Salt Lake City, UT.

We want to hear about the DECA conference, your skill competition and what your DECA chapter has planned for the rest of the school year. Send your stories to utahcte@schools.utah.gov.

If you are not a member of a DECA, and would like to become a member, talk to your school counselor to get connected with the DECA advisor in your school.

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