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Ensign College students dominate DECA competition

Students from Ensign College dominated in a virtual DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) competition over the weekend.

Six students placed first in the competition, while all 16 participating students qualified to take part in the virtual International Career Development Conference to be held in April. This marks the first time that all Ensign College students who participated also qualified.

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 and/or were given 15 to 60 minutes to prepare for competition.

Here are the results:

Caden Adona, Corporate Finance, 1st place
Kizy Matzenbacher, Managerial Accounting, 1st place
Camila Schick, Human Resource Management, 1st place (her fourth first place award in this category)
Ana Madeira and Izabel Rocha, Financial Statement Analysis (team), 1st place
Izabel Rocha and Ethan Workman, Business Ethics (team), 1st place
Dougie Wechsler, Financial Accounting, 2nd place
Camila Schick and Mariam Ohanyan, Event Planning (team), 2nd place
Robert Vega and Caden Adona, International Marketing (team), 2nd place
Ana Madeira, Financial Accounting, 3rd place
Jessica Meyers, Hotel and Lodging Management, 3rd place
WeiQing Zhao, Travel and Tourism, 3rd place
Jessica Meyers and Kizy Matzenbacher, Marketing Communications (team), 3rd place
Alex Montour, Travel and Tourism, 4th place
Daniela Rozas, Marketing Management, 4th place
Daniela Rozas, Advertising Campaign, 4th place
Dougie Wechsler, Human Resource Management, 4th place
Skyer Hall and Benjamin Rodriguez, Business Ethics (team), 4th place
Mariam Ohanyan, Hotel and Lodging Management, 5th place
WeiQing Zhao, Entrepreneurship Operations, 5th place
Alex Montour and Andrew Robinson, Event Planning (team), 5th place
Ethan Workman and Skyler Hall, B2B Marketing (team), 5th place

Izabel Rocha placed first in both of her events while conducting the entire conference as the state president. Additionally, Jessica Meyers was voted to become the Vice President of Communications and Dougie Wechsler was voted to become the Vice President of Technology.

The Ensign College DECA class works on presentation skills during Winter Semester, marketing during Spring Semester and leadership during Fall Semester.

Founded in 1947, DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the world.

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