DECA Students Win International Title

Foothill freshmen Max Wang and Megha Jain ranked in the top 10 international winners in the advertising campaign competition with DECA, an association of marketing students.
Max and Megha were among 12 lucky Foothill students who traveled to Atlanta in late April for DECA's International Career Development Conference. Nearly 14,000 students from all around the world competed in 36 different event and categories. Competitors had to qualify at state conferences before they could advance to the international level.
Special thanks to local business owner, Dennis Barnedt, of Access Information Management, for his financial support of DECA this year. Foothill's students were able to take part in the Atlanta conference with minimal out-of-pocket expense, thanks to Mr. Barnedt's generosity.
The Foothill students who attended the conference and the events in which they competed are:
  • Caitlin Yaniec       Senior Management Institute
  • Kristin Pierce        Leadership Development Academy
  • Melanie Gin          DECA Quiz Bowl
  • Shawn Chen         DECA Quiz Bowl
  • Megha Jain           Advertising Campaign Event
  • Max Wang            Advertising Campaign Event
  • Ellen Yang            DECA Quiz Bowl
  • Eugene Bang        DECA Quiz Bowl
  • Kelly Fisher          Senior Management Institute
  • Lexi Hanks           Leadership Development Academy
  • Maria Hintze         Leadership Development Academy
  • Terrance Grimmer   Voting Delegate
In addition to competitions, students attended a senior management training institute and a leadership development academy. They were great opportunities for personal and professional development.
Congratulations to these outstanding students for their amazing achievements at the international conference!
Max Wang and Megha Jain after winning top honors at the international DECA conference. (top photo)
Students Max Wang and Megha Jain with Foothill DECA advisers Tami Raaker (left) and Laurie Andrews. (bottom photo)