Great Start for DECA Students

Posted by on November 19, 2012

By Craig Wilson, Minnesota School of BusinessLakeville, Accounting Program Chair

Minnesota School of Business- Lakeville’s DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) team competed with five schools on November 2nd 2012 at Minnesota School of Business- Elk River and came home well decorated!

Minnesota School of Business, Lakeville DECA, Ryan Skluzacek

Four first time competitors came up big for Lakeville. Ryan Skluzacek (pictured left) teamed up with Blaine’s Thomas Monson to win Business Marketing.
Minnesota School of Business, Lakeville DECA

The husband and wife team of Bruce & Melissa Doeden (pictured right) placed 3rd in the event.

Minnesota School of Business, Lakeville DECA, Accounting
In the Accounting event Ryan Skluzacek placed 2nd and Kris Selting 3rd (pictured left).

Retail Management found Melissa Doeden taking 2nd and  Hannah Schmidt 3rd (pictured right).Minnesota School of Business, Lakeville DECA, Retail Management

This was the first competition for all of these people – WOW!

Minnesota School of Business, Lakeville DECA, Darren Thomas
President Darren Thomas (pictured left) had a great showing taking 2nd in what the judge said was a “really, really, really” close competition in Sales Management Meeting and he was also 2nd in Marketing Management.

Check us out on our Facebook page at MSBLakevilleDECA.

Collegiate DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. Collegiate DECA’s comprehensive learning program applies learning, connects to business, promotes competition, and integrates effectively into classroom instruction. Collegiate DECA inspires students to be academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders.

Minnesota School Business, Lakeville DECA Group PictureTo find out more about Collegiate DECA check out their website.

You can also talk to one of DECA members or our adviser, Craig Wilson.

It’s not too late to join – our next competition is our Lakeville Invitational on January 11, 2013.


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