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Cooper DECA competes at the District Career Development Conference

Cooper DECA competes at the District Career Development Conference
Posted on 01/19/2017
Cooper's DECA chapter recently competed in its District competition against schools like Minnetonka and Edina. 

District competition consisted of a role-play event in the morning, during which students are given a case study and have 15-30 minutes to prepare and present to the judges. In the afternoon, students choose between presenting a project they have already written a paper about, giving a sales demonstration or having a mock job interview. 

Students can choose from a variety of industry areas to compete in, including finance, marketing, hospitality and tourism, sports and entertainment, retail buying and communications.

“The students took home a lot of trophies and made Cooper proud!” said DECA advisor Brianna Hershey.

Hershey will be taking about 20 students to the State Conference in March. 
 
1st Place Winners: Jael Kerandi, Ellie Gentry
 
2nd Place Winners: Ellie Gentry, Keon Gates
 
3rd Place Winners: Ellie Gentry, Terrance Gbawo, Patricia Bartos
 
State Qualifiers: Skylar Smiley, Faith Cephus, Jenny Gray, Tia Saddler, Alice Zieska, Mai Vang, Jack Rybarczyk, Nikoli Hovorka, Cole Bursch, and David Lindgren.