How 400 High Schoolers Prep for Competition

Posted by on December 7, 2012

By Craig Wilson, Minnesota School of Business- Lakeville, Executive Accounting Program Chair

Burnsville High School DECAOn Friday, Nov. 16, the Minnesota School of Business–Lakeville DECA team hosted Burnsville High School’s DECA club to help them prepare for their upcoming district competition.

The high school students presented two role plays and sales demonstrations or employment interviews to judges. The judges included faculty, staff and collegiate DECA students from Minnesota School of Business-Lakeville as well as community members.
Burnsville High School DECA at MSB Lakeville
Craig Wilson, Minnesota School of Business/Globe University Executive Accounting Chair and MSB-Lakeville’s DECA adviser, along with admissions team members Gretchen Seifert, Lindsey Rafnson, and Hannah Zenotti, and MSB- Lakeville DECA Officer Christine Drentlaw, traveled to Burnsville High School the week before to help the team prepare for the practice competition.

Meggan Malone, Burnsville’s DECA adviser, appreciated MSB’s work to help her students. She stated, “I can’t thank you enough for spending the morning with Burnsville DECA – the students had a great day (as I heard them on the bus returning to school). As we approach District Competition I feel more prepared because you have provided wonderful, constructive feedback for the students to learn from.”High School DECA

Burnsville DECA is the second of four high school DECA clubs that Minnesota School of Business-Lakeville is assisting this fall. In December, we’ll host Northfield and Rosemount high schools. In October, 150 Lakeville North High School students came to campus to do their initial role play presentations of the season. In total, approximately 400 DECA students will have benefited from MSB-Lakeville’s guidance.

Mike Zweber, Lakeville North’s DECA advisor, appreciated the help provided to his club saying, “TLakeville North DECA Captainshe event was perfect. The students gained a lot of great experience…and had fun doing it. Students received great feedback from the judges and the organization and facilities were top-notch. The whole set up made the night a huge success! I really appreciate your efforts.”

This is the second year MSB-Lakeville has helped local high schools prepare their DECA clubs. Due to the in-depth service provided, strong partnerships have developed between MSB-Lakeville and the business faculty of these high schools.

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What a season of building high school connections for MSB-Lakeville!


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