VHS students qualify for DECA state conference

By Justin McDonald, DECA advisor

Vicksburg High students Max Dinzik, Alyvia Bailey and Jacob Wood qualified for the state Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) state conference. DECA is a business club that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. DECA students compete in live role plays in front of a judge and take an exam for their event category for district, state and international conferences.

Max Dinzik qualified for the Sports and Entertainment Marketing series event. This is his second year in DECA. He is a two-time state conference qualifier. Alyvia Bailey is a first-year DECA member and qualified for the state conference in the Principles of Marketing series event. Jacob Wood is a third-year DECA member and qualified for the state conference in the Quick Serve Restaurant Management series event. He is a two-time state conference qualifier. All three students are district conference champions, which is a requirement to qualify for the state conference.

DECA was conducted virtually this year due to the pandemic. Normally, students would have traveled to Detroit for the state conference and to Anaheim, California for the international conference if they qualified.

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