From Dec. 3-10, members of Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) competed in the District Career Development Conference (CDC) and five students will be representing Timber Creek at the State Career Development Conference from Feb. 8-16.

DECA is an organization for Business and Marketing students looking to pursue a career in one of those fields. Competitions are meant for students to see what a job as managers, advertisers, and business people would go through on a daily basis. Members have been preparing for these competitions since the beginning of the school year, where they would learn about the business and marketing world.

Students competing in the conference are put through real world scenarios through role playing or business creation. Other students write papers or presentations over their topic. On top of that, students are also tested on their knowledge of business and marketing too. District and State this year are virtual due to the spread of Covid-19. Those who were competing did so remotely by uploading them online to the resected sites.

The students advancing to state are:

Brooke Rowland- Franchise Business Plan

Syneia McGhee- Marketing Communications Series

Isabella Murphy- Apparel and Accessories Marketing Series

Jakobe Freeman and Adren Gilmore- Sports and Entertainment Team Decision Making

“We could not be more proud of them.” DECA Advisor, Peggy Strong stated.

The Grand Awards Ceremony for State CDC will start on March 6 at 10am virtually.

By Sofia Facundo

Sofia is a Senior and the current News Editor. Sofia has been writing for Talon since their freshman year.

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