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Orlando, Here We Come!

Great job at the State Conference Wayzata DECA!  Below is the list of competitors that took home hardware and will be competing at the International Career Development Conference. Next stop, Orlando and Glass!

  • 1st Place Meredith Keleve - Marketing Communication Series
  • 1st Place Kevin Zhang - Principles of Finance
  • 1st Place Jake Mann, Adam Metchnek, & Matt Judge - Stock Market Game
  • 2nd Place Makenzie Carlson - Business Services Operations Research
  • 2nd Place Zaibaa Khan & Samantha Kruichak 2nd Place - Buying and Merchandising Team Decision Making
  • 2nd Place Nikki Nagiri, Samay Gandhi & Ramira Ambrose 2nd Place - Franchise Business Plan
  • 2nd Place Taylor Alexander - Hospitality and Tourism Professional Selling
  • 2nd Place Sonia Gazula - Restaurant Food Service Management
  • 2nd Place Nicole Granovsky - Retail Merchandising
  • 2nd Place Duffy Davidson & Taylor Alexander - Travel and Tourism Team Decision Making
  • 2nd Place Nicole Granovsky - Integrated Marketing Campaign- Service
  • 2nd Place Lorien Zhao and Sarah Cao - International Business Plan
  • 2nd Place Ramira Ambrose - Principles of Business Management and Administration
  • 3rd Place Anisha Sharma and Aashay Desai - Travel and Tourism Team Decision Making
  • 3rd Place Sam Lavely - Quick Serve Restaurant Management
  • 3rd Place Coco Crandall and Olivia James 3rd Place - Integrated Marketing Campaign- Product
  • 3rd Place Sofia Marcon - International Business Plan
  • 3rd Place Sai Chelluri - Marketing Communications Series.
  • 4th Place Anthony Hanson & Affaan Ahmer - Innovation Plan
  • 4th Place Coco Crandall & Olivia James - Marketing Management Team Decision Making
  • 4th Place Aviral Asthana - Personal Financial Literacy
  • 4th Place Anthony Hanson & Affaan Ahmer - Financial Services Team Decision Making
  • 6th Place Ben Mirviss, Zak Mirviss, & Bailey Yablonsky - Stock Market Game

Keep an eye on Remind and the Calendar for Banquet reminders.

Wayzata DECA is looking for officers to help guide the program into the future.  Here are the requirements. This document can also be found in the announcement and forms section of the webpage.

Calendar

Announcements & Forms

Calendar

May 2019
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Sun, Apr 28
DECA International Conference
Orlando, FL, United States
Mon, Apr 29
DECA International Conference
Orlando, FL, United States
Tue, Apr 30
DECA International Conference
Orlando, FL, United States
Wed, May 1
Thu, May 2
Fri, May 3
Sat, May 4
Sun, May 5
Mon, May 6
Tue, May 7
Wed, May 8
Thu, May 9
Fri, May 10
Sat, May 11
Sun, May 12
Mon, May 13
Tue, May 14
Banquet & Twins Game
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WHS Cafeteria
Wed, May 15
Thu, May 16
Fri, May 17
Sat, May 18
Sun, May 19
Mon, May 20
Tue, May 21
Wed, May 22
Thu, May 23
Fri, May 24
Sat, May 25
Sun, May 26
Mon, May 27
Tue, May 28
Wed, May 29
Thu, May 30
Fri, May 31
Sat, Jun 1

Club Details

Description of activity: An international marketing, management, entrepreneur organization that develops emerging leaders and provides real-world experiences for students in the areas of marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

Length of season: School year (September-May).  Depending on how far each student makes it in competition.

Meeting times: Membership meetings are typically once a month on Wednesday evenings or Thursday mornings (We try to accommodate religious holidays). We also have additional meetings as needed before competitions.

Meeting sites: Forum Rooms (2nd or 4th floor), A143, A148 or Culinary Express.

Competitions: District - January (Wayzata High School), State - March (Minneapolis), and Internationals - April (locations vary - 2019 Orlando).

Eligibility requirements: Enrollment in a business department class for the year of participation. Meet the Wayzata Public Schools Extra-Curricular Eligibility Requirements.

Average number of members: 140

Costs and/or needed equipment: Participation fee of $170 ($55 School fee/$35 DECA fee/$80 District Competing fee) to cover WHS participation fee, state and national dues, District competition, and t-shirt. Additional fees will be collected to attend FLC (Fall Leadership - Optional for first year members), SCDC (State competition), and ICDC (Int'l competition) conferences.

Student leadership: Officer team selected by current members and advisors.

Lettering Criteria: Wayzata DECA members can letter in DECA by

  1. Completing all volunteering requirements by District competition and
  2. Competing at the District competition and
  3. Obtaining a 70 or higher on the District competition test or
  4. Be an International Qualifier.

Sashes: Wayzata DECA members that demonstrate leadership, dedication and perseverance will earn DECA sashes for graduation. Sashes will be rewarded for members that accomplish one of the following: 4-year competing member, ICDC competitor, Wayzata DECA Officer.

Additional Information: DECA develops emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. Local chapters are affiliated with state and national organizations. Wayzata DECA helps students develop their presentation, analysis and soft skills to better prepare them for the real world.

2018-2019 Officers

Duffy Davidson, President

Ali Ezilrov, VP of Public Relations

Arianna Weisberg, VP of Volunteer Recruitment

Taylor Alexander, VP of Communications

Kyle Jagerson, VP of Membership Development

Sonia Gazula, VP of Trojan Locker Room

Sarah Coa, VP of Treasury/Finance

Sam Lavely , TLR Manager

Sophia Marcon, TLR Manager

Conference & Events Resources

Volunteering (Students & Parents)

Competition Results

Stock Market Game

DECA Stock Market Game Registration

DECA Stock Market Game

Registration for the DECA stock market game must be submitted by a DECA advisor. No exceptions.

  • Email Mrs. Jacklitch with your names and email addresses for her to set you up.  Please allow 48-72 hours for set-up time as Mrs. Jacklitch will need to forward your information to DECA for them to set you up in their system.

DECA and the SIFMA Foundation are pleased to provide their members with the DECA Stock Market Game.

High School DECA Stock Market Game

Please view DECA's Stock Market Game Competition Guidelines to see guidelines and procedures.

The DECA Stock Market Game will begin September 4, 2018 and end December 14, 2018.

Students must be DECA members to participate in the DECA Stock Market Game. No exceptions.

In the DECA Stock Market Game, teams of one to three DECA high school members work together to build and manage a high performing investment portfolio of stocks, bonds and mutual funds. The 25 teams in each DECA region with highest percentage growth compared to the S&P 500 are eligible to compete at the International Career Development Conference (ICDC), according to the SMG guidelines in the DECA Guide. Team members competing in the Stock Market Game event at ICDC may not compete in another ICDC event.

A training webinar has been scheduled on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 4PM ET. All interested DECA high school advisors and students are encouraged to participate. The webinar will cover competition rules as well as provide an introduction to the team portfolio and Teacher Support Center.

Sign up for the webinar

In addition to the September 12 introduction to the DECA Stock Market Game webinar, at 4PM ET, Wednesday, October 3, 2018 a special Q&A session will be held with your DECA Stock Market Game Coordinator. If you have specific questions about using the team portfolio or have questions not addressed during the introduction webinar, please consider attending this Q&A.

District Results

Internationals Results

State Results

Great job at state, Wayzata DECA – 61 out of 91 competitors made it to finals! The following students advanced to the ICDC competition in Orlando, FL in April:

1st Place Meredith Keleve - Marketing Communication Series
1st Place Kevin Zhang - Principles of Finance
1st Place Jake Mann, Adam Metchnek, & Matt Judge - Stock Market Game
2nd Place Makenzie Carlson - Business Services Operations Research
2nd Place Zaibaa Khan & Samantha Kruichak - Buying and Merchandising Team Decision Making
2nd Place Nikki Nagiri, Samay Gandhi & Ramira Ambrose - Franchise Business Plan
2nd Place Taylor Alexander - Hospitality and Tourism Professional Selling
2nd Place Sonia Gazula - Restaurant Food Service Management
2nd Place Nicole Granovsky - Retail Merchandising
2nd Place Duffy Davidson & Taylor Alexander - Travel and Tourism Team Decision Making
2nd Place Nicole Granovsky - Integrated Marketing Campaign- Service
2nd Place Lorien Zhao and Sarah Cao - International Business Plan
2nd Place Ramira Ambrose - Principles of Business Management and Administration
3rd Place Anisha Sharma and Aashay Desai - Travel and Tourism Team Decision Making
3rd Place Sam Lavely - Quick Serve Restaurant Management
3rd Place Coco Crandall and Olivia James - Integrated Marketing Campaign- Product
3rd Place Sofia Marcon - International Business Plan
3rd Place Sai Chelluri - Marketing Communications Series.
4th Place Anthony Hanson & Affaan Ahmer - Innovation Plan
4th Place Coco Crandall & Olivia James - Marketing Management Team Decision Making
4th Place Aviral Asthana - Personal Financial Literacy
4th Place Anthony Hanson & Affaan Ahmer - Financial Services Team Decision Making
6th Place Ben Mirviss, Zak Mirviss, & Bailey Yablonsky - Stock Market Game

Virtual Business Sign-up

DECA Virtual Business Online Event Registration

After you have registered your team, you must email Mr. Kimbler so he can activate your team.

Team registration for the DECA Virtual Business Challenge (VBC) will begin at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, October 9. Please have your members register and participate in this totally interactive technological competition. Members may participate within one, some, or all seven VBC tracks.

All of this year’s events will be using online versions of our Virtual Business simulations. And, if your students already have online Virtual Business accounts, they will not have to register for new accounts. They will, however, still have to create new VBC teams.

There are two qualifying rounds for this event and both are completely web-based. Students can qualify for a chance to compete at ICDC without even leaving their classroom!

The dates for this year’s qualifying rounds are:

Challenge 1: October 23, 10:00 a.m. Eastern – November 2, 5:00 p.m. Eastern

Challenge 2: January 8, 10:00 a.m. Eastern – January 18, 5:00 p.m. Eastern

Important Info: At the conclusion of the second round of the VBC for each of the seven tracks, the teams that qualified to compete in the live event at DECA's International Career Development Conference will be listed on the VBC rankings pages.

Competition sessions at DECA's International Career Development Conference will be held live in the exhibit hall. Unlike the qualifying rounds, competition sessions held at ICDC will be timed events. The competition at ICDC will follow a double-elimination format with scholarships being awarded to the first, second and third place teams.

Stock Market Game

DECA Stock Market Game Registration

Registration for the DECA stock market game must be submitted by a DECA advisor. No exceptions.

Email Mrs. Jacklitch with your names and email addresses for her to set you up.  Please allow 48-72 hours for set-up time as Mrs. Jacklitch will need to forward your information to DECA for them to set you up in their system.

DECA and the SIFMA Foundation are pleased to provide their members with the DECA Stock Market Game.

High School DECA Stock Market Game

Please view DECA's Stock Market Game Competition Guidelines to see guidelines and procedures.

The DECA Stock Market Game will begin September 4, 2018 and end December 14, 2018.

Students must be DECA members to participate in the DECA Stock Market Game. No exceptions.

In the DECA Stock Market Game, teams of one to three DECA high school members work together to build and manage a high performing investment portfolio of stocks, bonds and mutual funds. The 25 teams in each DECA region with highest percentage growth compared to the S&P 500 are eligible to compete at the International Career Development Conference (ICDC), according to the Stock Market Game guidelines in the DECA Guide. Team members competing in the Stock Market Game event at ICDC may not compete in another ICDC event.

A training webinar has been scheduled on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 4:00  p.m. ET. All interested DECA high school advisors and students are encouraged to participate. The webinar will cover competition rules as well as provide an introduction to the team portfolio and Teacher Support Center.

Webinar Sign-up

In addition to the September 12 introduction to the DECA Stock Market Game webinar, at 4PM ET, Wednesday, October 3, 2018 a special Q & A session will be held with your DECA Stock Market Game Coordinator. If you have specific questions about using the team portfolio or have questions not addressed during the introduction webinar, please consider attending this Q & A.

Stukent Social Media Challenge

Stukent Social Media Challenge Registration

Please notify Mr. Kimbler once you register.

Challenge dates: October 15-29

Prizes:

  • 1st Place: $1,500
  • 2nd Place: $1,000
  • 3rd Place: $500

The top three overall participants will be recognized on stage at ICDC in Orlando, FL, April 30, 2019.

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