Recently, eight students at Theodore Roosevelt College and Career Academy in Gary, who are active in DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) students participated in this year’s district career development conference. The students compete in career areas including marketing, business management, finance, and entrepreneurship. All eight students placed in the district competition, and will now advance to state-level competition in Indianapolis, next month.
The students are: Shania Lankston – 2nd Place (Principles of Marketing); Ramon Gordon – 3rd Place (Quick Serve Restaurant Management); Saraphina Deer – 5th Place (Principles of Marketing); Robert Barnes – 5th Place (Business Communications); Shanell Robinson – 6th Place (Entrepreneurship); Montaz Oliver – 6th Place (Personal Financial Literacy); Keila Williams – 6th Place (Business Services Marketing); and, DeSharme Warren – 7th Place (Entrepreneurship).
Darnell Harris, Tyre Sanders, and Brianna Townsel will also compete at the state level by presenting their business plans.
Distributive Education Clubs of America) is an international association of high school and college students and teachers of marketing, management and entrepreneurship in business, finance, hospitality, and marketing sales and service. The organization prepares leaders and entrepreneurs for careers and education in marketing, finance, hospitality, management, and other business areas. It is one of ten organizations being led by a parent organization known as “CTSO” Career and Technical Student Organizations.