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Ten High School Students Qualify for International DECA Competition

Burke poses with his award.

Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s DECA students competed in the Missouri State DECA competition from March 13-15 in the Lake of the Ozarks. About 10 of those students qualified for the international DECA competition in Nashville, Tennessee in April!

DECA prepares students to become leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management.

In addition to our international qualifiers, senior Semhar Mekonnen was awarded the Lester B. Kesterson Scholarship in the amount of $1000 for her contributions to DECA throughout high school. Sophomore Kaycee Little was named a finalist in Principles of Hospitality and Tourism.

State Champions:
Michael Burke- Food Marketing
Xinyu He- Business Finance

2nd Place:
David Owolabi- Human Resources Management

3rd Place:
Simi Falako- Retail Merchandising

Kenan Elzoobi- Travel and Tourism Marketing Team Decision Making
Leanna Feng- Independent Business Plan
Cloe Frank- Travel and Tourism Marketing Team Decision Making
Jason Ko- Principles of Finance
Diane Mwonga- Independent Business Plan

Leadership Delegate Representative:
David Song