STATE DECA AWARDS

State DECA award winners

POLSON HIGH School students Carly Garrick, Elisabeth Bjorge, Joshua Peck and Brooke Slonaker at the state DECA conference at Fairmont Hot Springs. (Leader Photo)

Polson students place at state DECA conference

Lake County Leader

Polson High School DECA students brought home some hardware from the State Career Development Conference Feb. 9-11 at Fairmont Hot Springs.

Elisabeth Bjorge placed second in Business Growth Plan and Brooke Slonaker placed third in Community Giving Project. Josh Peck took eighth place in Principles of Marketing. Carly Garrick took seventh in Human Resource Management.

According to Polson High teacher Casey Donahue, DECA is designed to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. This is the second year of the program at Polson High School.

Polson DECA members will be attending the International Career Development Conference in Nashville, Tenn., on April 29 - May 3. Students who qualified to competewill do so in their events,

while other students will attend leadership development academies to advance their leadership skills in both the school and community setting.

Students are currently fundraising to support their trip. People interested in learning more about DECA or helping fund the students experience in Nashville should emaildeca@polson.k12. mt.us.