First, I want to again say how UNSPEAKABLY grateful Issaquah DECA is for the tremendous support of the IHS Booster Club this year. They have truly made this year one of the most special in recent memory.
The IHS DECA Club went to Anaheim for the International Career Development Conference. It was an incredible experience, and the students demonstrated their professionalism and knowledge through a series of business-based, academic competitions.
IHS DECA brought 27 students to ICDC (up from 20 last year and 3 two years ago)
IHS DECA saw 5 students place as Finalists (up from 1 total in the past 5 years)
We saw 3 Top 10 finishers (our first in recent memory!)
We want to thank everyone in the building who has helped make this year’s success a possibility.
To everyone in the admin office (and in particular to Margaret, Jill, Laura, Cathie) who make all of the logistics possible: we couldn’t do any of it without you.
To all of the fantastic teachers at this school who prepare these students to be their best in a variety of ways, and then are so flexible when these students need to miss class: thank you for your support.
To the incredible chaperones who have helped with many trips this year (Jamie Olson, Nicole Harrington, Kelly Crickmore, Michael Steffan, Kristi Hardy, Sarah Orton, Cheryl Furey): the kids (and I appreciate everything you do to make the trip safe and fun.
And to Cheryl Furey, who works tirelessly side-by-side with me to help prepare these kids, and who holds them accountable and lifts them up each and every day: words cannot do justice to how much we owe you.
To our incredible mentors, parents and business professionals who meet with these students throughout the year to coach them and give them feedback on their projects!
I’m sure I’m forgetting people! So many people have touched these kids’ lives: THANK YOU!
Aashika Jhawar and Daley Potter: our INCREDIBLE Co-presidents, whose tremendous leadership and hard work helped inspire Issaquah DECA to new heights!
The 2017 DECA Team at SCDC
We had great success, and had students place as finalists in 27 event. This is a significant increase from prior years. Even better, 21 students qualified for the International Career Development Conference, with one student qualifying in two events! Here are the student qualifiers!
Daley Potter – 1st in State in Business Service Marketing Series
Altai Yildirim – 3rd in Start Up Business Plan and
5th in Human Resource Management Series
Morgan Hughes & Katie Zue – 3rd in Marketing Management Team Decision Making
Sharan Jhangiani – 3rd in Accounting Applications
Karen Juhn – 3rd in Principles of Business Management and Administration
Nicole Kay & Samantha Sato – 4th in Travel & Tourism Team Decision Making
Muskaan Agarwal, Isabel Hsien, & Ananya Sahoo – 4th in Finance Operations Research
Peter Orfanos & Daniel Eskenazi – 4th in Buying and Merchandising Operations Research
Rohan Vaidya – 4th in Restaurant and Food Service Management
Abigail Paxton & Kyle Millis – 5th in Hospitality and Tourism Operations Research
Aashika Jhawar – 5th in Restaurant and Food Service Management
Jake Behn & Kunaal Sikka – 5th in Finance Operations Research
Kylie Fischer & Kayley Willbrandt – 6th in Buying and Merchandising Operations Research
Go Issaquah DECA!
Want to be a part of next year's board? There has been many changes to the process so make sure to read over the application! Link here
Issaquah DECA at 2016 Washington State Career Development Conference