Amador DECA at state competition today

Scored several first place finishes at regionals

Fresh off their award-winning performances at the Northern California DECA District Conference, more than 100 Amador Valley High School students are bringing their skills to the statewide competition in Anaheim today.

"All the hard work of the members of Amador Valley DECA paid off at Nor-Cal. We are so proud of all those who attended and excelled in competition," said Joan Hong, co-president of Amador Valley DECA.

First-place finishers in team events were Alice Deng and Melody Huang for hospitality services, Janel Lee and Joan Hong for financial services and Aaron Shreve and Siddharth Seth, in sports and entertainment marketing team decision making.

Sam Lyou also took first place in business service marketing and Nethra Raman won second place for human resources management.

Shreve and Seth had some tips on how they excelled in their event.

"The key to success for us was confidence, if you don't believe in yourself there's no way you can preform at your highest level," Seth said after the grand awards session.

"The road ahead is a strenuous one, but I believe with enough preparation and dedication, Siddharth and I will be able to achieve our goal of placing at the state conference," Shreve added.

Those who qualified at Nor-Cal headed to the state competition Thursday in Anaheim with the hope of moving on to the International Career Development Conference in Atlanta in May.

For more than a decade, Amador Valley DECA has been preparing students to enter business by providing them with world class business skills. Its 380 members are learning how they can become leaders in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management through classroom studies and real-life experience.


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Posted by mooseturd
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Feb 6, 2014 at 9:34 am

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No place in this fine article do you tell us what the heck DECA means. Is this an acronym?

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Feb 6, 2014 at 12:01 pm

DECA: Web Link

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Posted by hehehe
a resident of Foothill High School
on Feb 7, 2014 at 8:32 am

Hehehe Mooseturd... its a "marketing development" organization who apparently missed the lessons on the fundamentals of communication.

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Posted by Daveg
a resident of Birdland
on Feb 7, 2014 at 9:09 am

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DECA - formerly the Distributive Education Clubs of America

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Posted by Noni
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Feb 7, 2014 at 3:04 pm

Thank you Daveg....I know I'm getting older but I had no idea what DECA was!

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Posted by PW Readers Husband
a resident of Birdland
on Feb 7, 2014 at 4:06 pm

Congratulations to the team. DECA trains our young people in understanding the many aspects of creating a successful and growing business. These young people will be 'job-creators' very soon and will do so in many businesses in their future. I know and coached a couple of them in another program and I'm very proud of them.

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