DECA state competition was a great success this year.
Twenty-seven Truman High School students competed at the state level in Detroit recently. The students were dressed professionally every day and represented the school with honor.
Junaid Syed, Starr Lewis and Caroline Vaughn won medals for their financial literacy promotion plan. and Amario Massey won medals for his test score, role-play score, overall highest score and a plaque as a finalist to compete at nationals in California at the end of April. His program was on hotel and lodging management.
Kirsten Collett, Junaid Syed, and Sara Sherazi were awarded the “Thrive” plaque for their chapter campaign and will also represent Truman at the national competition.
Truman high school was awarded plaques for 100-percent membership and the “Gimme Five” award.
DECA Director Carly Lundgren Barnard wants to thank all staff and community members that aided the group.
J & V Excavating donated $1,000 to help pay for the hotel bill and PizzaPapalis donated dinner on Friday night after a long day of competing.
She wants to thank Stephen Weatherholt, Melissa Skopczynski, Jennifer Cotton and John Cotton for judging events and Shayna Hale, Rita Zalewski, and Kerrie Voorheis for helping test and prepare the students for competition.
Over 10 Truman families attended the award ceremony at Detroit’s Cobo Hall and cheered for Truman. The entire Truman staff has, as always, been truly supportive of our DECA members.