Three Hills students advance to DECA Nationals

The national DECA competition, also known as ICDC, will be virtual and held over the course of a few weeks in late April.

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Contributed by Mackenzie Blowers

Last year’s DECA chapter at the NJ state competition.

[Editor’s note: This article is a Club Highlight, intended to showcase students’ accomplishments in extracurriculars during the pandemic.]

Though virtual this year, dozens of Hills students competed in DECA’s statewide career development conference, the second round of the business competition. Three students received Mini Awards for their events and three qualified to advance to the final round of competition, Nationals. The national DECA competition, also known as ICDC, will be virtual and held over the course of a few weeks in late April.

Mini Award winners

Larissa Aquaviva, senior – Entrepreneurship Series

Mackenzie Blowers, senior – Food Marketing Series

Isabella Ring, junior – Retail Merchandising Series

Nationals qualifiers

Alec Boyajian, senior – 1st Place, Automotive Services

Larissa Aquaviva, senior – 3rd Place, Entrepreneurship Series

Mackenzie Blowers, senior – 6th Place, Food Marketing Series