The LDSBC DECA chapter dominated the state competition. Five students placed first, six students placed second, four students placed third, and 11 students finished between fourth and sixth place.
Multiple judges recognized the outstanding performance by LDSBC students as they competed in professional sales, accounting, business management, social media marketing, and other fields. The students showcased their skills through different role plays, prepared presentations, and study cases related to the different student majors.
The competition challenged students to perform at their very best by applying the multiple skill sets obtained during class. The LDSBC DECA chapter differentiated itself not only by the outstanding students, but also by the supportive faculty who helped the students prepare for the competition.
“It was exciting to compete in fashion merchandising because I am passionate about fashion,” said Jenny Hepler, who took first place in her category during the state competition. “I love that DECA gave me the opportunity to apply what I’ve learned about business to the fashion industry. I am grateful that I was able to do well in the competition.”
The LDSBC DECA chapter was recognized for how well its students performed but also for being one of the fastest-growing DECA chapters in Utah in 2016. The state competition reflected how LDSBC is accomplishing its mission to provide “a distinctive educational experience by teaching practical skills and developing confident and skillful learners.”