DECA onwards to Georgia

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By Jolie Ross

DECA students receive their awards from the state competition at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino.  Photo courtesy of Andrew Choudhry
DECA students receive their awards from the state competition at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino.
Photo courtesy of Andrew Choudhry

DECA members are headed to Georgia to compete in Nationals. DECA won their spot by winning at State. The team brought home a victory after their competition at the Flamingo Hotel during the weekend of February 8-10, battling against many schools within Clark County.

Seven students from Coronado competed in the state competition. They spent months preparing for the opportunity to participate in these events. The participants had to ready a well formatted presentation in order to place within the top of their groups.

Three of DECA’s groups placed within the top rankings. Bianca Barbaryan, senior, placed fifth in her category with her presentation on the customer service aspect of hospitality, beating out competitors from Advanced Technical Academies.

“It felt really good to beat out all of the kids that go to the Advanced Technical Academies because those school’s main focus is on business,” Barbayan said.

Anthony Guttman and Andrew Choudhry, seniors, placed third with their presentation on their advertisements for Samsung products. Earning second place, Cerys Sullivan and Sara Baron, sophomores, presented a sports and promotion plan for Las Vegas Blackjack.

“The four that are advancing to Nationals are revamping their projects and adding more information from extensive research and interviews, so they will continue to be successful in Georgia,” Ms. Tagliaferri, DECA advisor, said.

DECA finalists will be flying to Georgia in May to compete at Nationals, hoping to bring home first place.

DECA is a business club that helps kids understand the world of advertisement. DECA’s national competition brings together groups from all over the United States to teach them how to give presentations within the business career.