Thursday, March 10, 2011

DECA Students Make History at State Competition

After a record-breaking outcome at the Regional competition in January, 26 DECA students from Ben Barber Career Tech Academy advanced to the 2011 Texas DECA State Career Development Conference (CDC) February 24 – 26 in Fort Worth, where they continued to make history for the district with nine wins and the election of Jordan Robinson for 2011 – 2012 Texas DECA State President.

As the first ever State Officer from the district, Robinson (pictured at right) will have many opportunities to represent Mansfield ISD and Texas DECA throughout the year. Robinson’s campaign tag line was, “Now that’s a plan,” with his platform focusing on a plan for Texas DECA. Robinson ran with 6 other extremely qualified candidates, but in the end, he was elected by 3,000 students attending the Texas DECA State Conference and Competition.

Ben Barber DECA will be well represented by a group of outstanding young men and women at the DECA International Competition in Orlando, Florida, April 29 - May 3, 2011.

Congratulations to the nine students advancing in the competition:
(Student, Event, Place, High School)
Maliz Mahop, MET Job, Interview Event, 1st Place, Timberview
Washima Huq, Internet Marketing Plan, 1st Place, Summit
Jordan Robinson, Internet Marketing Plan, 1st Place, Timberview
Anjola Coker, Free Enterprise, 1st Place, Mansfield
Joshlyn Willis, Principles of Business Administration, 1st Place, Summit
Kelli McQuesten, Learn and Earn Business Plan, 2nd Place, Legacy
Maliz Mahop, Learn and Earn Business Plan, 2nd Place, Timberview
Chad Lane, Internet Marketing, 2nd Place, Summit
Anjola Coker, Marketing Management, 2nd Place, Mansfield
Jordan Robinson – Elected 2011 – 2012 Texas DECA State President
Washima Huq – MARKETING EDUCATORS OF TEXAS $1,000.00 SCHOLARSHIP

Advisors: Cathy Dunn Slagle, Mark Roquemore, Mike Asato and Brooke Baker

Additional Information: Founded in 1946, the Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) has touched the lives of more than 10 million students, educators, school administrators and business professionals. DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.