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22 Issaquah High School Students Qualified for State at Area 4 DECA Competition

Posted by User Not Found on 29 January, 2016

Through DECA, students explore career paths, develop job skills, and grow personally.

In the fall, DECA students chose projects for competition from categories based on their skills and interests. Students then researched and prepared as individuals, duos or trios to create projects in their chosen categories. At the Area 4 DECA competition, students showcased knowledge of their chosen category through written tests and interviews with judges, presentations of promotional campaigns, and online projects.

While at the Area 4 competition, 56 students from the Issaquah High School DECA chapter competed with students from other DECA chapters in the Seattle, Bellevue, Issaquah, Renton, and North Bend areas. Of the 56 IHS students that competed, 22 qualified for state competition. Those students are Aashi Jhawar, Sherlane Yuen, Mikhaila Villani, Daley Potter, Kameron Ramirez, Sophie Cohen, Scott Kellum, Kameron Chowanski, Joe Deeny, Christine Nguyen, Sherlane Yuen, Amy Behar, Lauren Milne, Arin Tykodi, Mary Scoggins, Pera Tran, Noah Stullberg, Lauren Chung, Dane Mui, Josh Morris, Sam Schaengold, and Lauren Soloway.

Andrew Shanafelt, IHS DECA Advisor shared, “A few notable successes from the Area 4 competition include Arin Tykodi who took first place in the Sports and Entertainment Individual Series Event, Aashi Jhawar who took first place in the Start Up Business Plan, and Sherlane Yuen who took second place in both of her events.”

Students who placed in the top ten in their category qualified for the State Career Development Conference competition in March.

“DECA students who did not attend the Area 4 competition can still qualify for State through alternative paths,” noted Andrew Shanafelt. “While 22 students qualified at Area 4, another 40 to 60 of their classmates will also qualify, so a lot of students will have the opportunity to compete at the state level competition this spring.”