DECA Sweeps Competition

Foothill's outstanding DECA students brought home 125 top awards from the three-day Northern California DECA district conference held last weekend in San Ramon.

Foothill's award-winning students included 12 finalists who placed in the top eight spots overall and 27 highly coveted top honors, placing first through fourth in competitions.

Students who competed at the event presented business plans and delivered professional presentations to various industry professionals who volunteered as judges. The overall awards include a combination of presentation(s) and/or a written project and/or a 100-question industry cluster exam.

More than 1,100 students in attended the conference. Students expanded their abilities as leaders, communicators, critical thinkers and business professionals. The event was a valuable opportunity for students to apply knowledge obtained in the classroom.

"This conference helped me learn business skills, network with people across the state and allowed
me to express myself in a unique professional business setting," Foothill DECA vice president Nihar Patil said. "I also had a great time."

Foothill DECA students will compete at California DECA’s state competition in Santa Clara in late February. The goal at the state conference is to earn the chance to compete at the International Career Development Conference in Orlando in May.

Please see file below for a list of top finalists from the event.

PHOTOS from top
Ardin Lo, first place, food marketing series event
Christina Ge (third), Andrew Kim (first) and Saif Hussain (second), hospitality professional selling event
Foothill DECA students

Attached Files