Out of 31 LDSBC students who participated, 28 qualified to move on to an international competition to be held in Washington, D.C. in April.
The business competition included individual events, team events and prepared presentations for participants to demonstrate their business knowledge, skills, and abilities. Students came prepared with a presentation or were given 15 to 60 minutes to prepare to compete.
Founded in 1947, DECA prepares students worldwide for successful careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. Competitive events are held each year to test DECA members and see how their skills stack up against those with similar training.
LDSBC chapter president, Lavinia Anderl, said: DECA helps people be more confident in presenting and being able to share their ideas. The DECA competition is a great experience because you work with different people and companies, and apply your skills in real business world scenarios.
Also, during the competition, two LDSBC students were elected to state DECA offices, which is a tremendous honor for the students and the College. Gabrielle Hood was elected state collegiate DECA president, and Cole Zesiger was elected state collegiate DECA vice president of communication.
Brent Andrus, the College DECA advisor, also received recognition as DECA Advisor of the Year for the state of Utah. Congratulations Brother Andrus!
The LDS Business College DECA class works on presentation skills during Winter Semester, marketing during Spring Semester and leadership during Fall Semester. There are currently 55 students involved in DECA at the Business College.