DECA Students Win Honors

Foothill students went up against the best and the brightest Northern California DECA students and walked away with dozens of awards.

The Northern California District Career Development Conference was held in San Ramon for three days in mid-January. About 850 high school students from all over Northern California competed in 36 different events and categories, ranging from retail merchandising to business law and ethics.

Students are gearing up to take their skills to the state competition in Santa Clara in early March.

Congratulations to students to placed at the regional competition:
Shreya Arora                     Kyle Bettencourt            Yehna Cho
Taylor Dragotta                  Matthew Falcone          James Garcia
Josh Gubersky                  Dylan Gubersky            Randall Hahn
Jeremiah Hong                  Pete Huang                  Megha Jain
Aditi Jhanwar                    Connor Johnson            Catherine Jue
Gopi Karunamoorthy         Atra Kermani                Jordan Larson
Devony Lea                       Patricia Lee                   Wendy Li
Kavya Methukupally          Bridget Moran               Yash Nagda
Virginia Phan                     Taryn Qi                        Siyang Qiu
Joe Schneider                   Jared Shohfi                 Greig Spivey
Ryan Splain                       Alex Tam                     Jake Thorton
Shruti Thundiyil                  Vivian Tsai                   Max Wang
Brian Wu                            Helen Wu                    Iden Yekan
Christine Yi                        Anna Zhang

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 on their success at regionals.

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

Posted Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011