DECA Students Win Honors

Foothill DECA students earned high marks last weekend at the Northern California District Career Development Conference held in San Ramon.

The regional event drew about 825 high school students from all over Northern California. Students competed in 36 different events and categories, ranging from retail merchandising to sports & entertainment marketing.

Thirty-three Foothill DECA students were recognized for their outstanding work at the competition. Students who qualified in one or more categories are:

Jason Abranches                 Emily Allbritten
Arman Bet-Yonan                 Peter Choi
Madelon Christiaanse          Daniel Du
Jennifer Faggiano                Peter Huang
Megha Jain                          Catherine Jue
Lauren Knuppe                    Jonathan Lau
Joon Park                             Taryn Qi
Siyang Qiu                           Allison Raaker
Shaha Sattorova                  Shireen Saxena
Jaymie Shearer                    Parampreet Singh
Xiao Song                            Ryan Splain
Kyle Suchland                     Vivian Tsai
Michael Walters                   Max Wang
Connor Wrenn                     Brian Wu
Helen Wu                            Andy Yang
Bryan Yaniec                       Iden Yekan
Anna Zhang 

Students are preparing for the state conference, which will be held March 11-14 in Irvine. Businesses or individuals who'd like to make a charitable contribution to assist students with competition expenses should contact DECA adviser Tami Raaker at traaker@pleasanton.k12.ca.us. Donations are tax deductible.

DECA always needs business partners to assist with training, development and/or judging at competitive events. If you're interested, please contact Ms. Raaker.

Congratulations to Foothill's DECA students for their continued success!

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Foothill's DECA students show off their awards after a recent competition in San Ramon.

Posted Monday, Jan. 11, 2010