DECA Students Compete in Salt Lake City
Students from Nottingham High School’s DECA program spent some time in Salt Lake City, Utah, this spring competing at Nationals.
Nastacia Marks, Serafina Parus, Emily Carlson, Jenyia Wilson, Natalie Mooney, Julianna Matthews and Oona O’Brien were joined by Thomas Azzolino, the club’s advisor and a business education teacher at Nottingham High School. While the students did not make it past the preliminary rounds of the competition they all were thrilled to have the opportunity to meet other DECA students from around the world, meet business leaders and get in some sightseeing.
Among the places they visited: the Olympic Village; Lagoon, a local amusement park; and an art museum. The students, who started a Tim Horton’s franchise at Nottingham High School, also spent some time with a Tim Horton’s franchisee and heard a speech from the founder of Men’s Warehouse.
Before heading to Utah, students competed in a regional competition at LeMoyne College and a state competition in Rochester.
DECA prepares high school and college students around the globe to become entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. There are 188,000 DECA members in 3,500 chapters.