What is DECA?

Alexandra Smith

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The DECA team at Davis High School, led by Mr. Mcolly, has a DECA tournament on the 20th and 21st of February. The competition is at Weber State University in Ogden. This tournament is especially important to the DECA team because this tournament leads to the nationals tournament. In each event, the top 3 people to place at the competition go to the nationals tournament in Tennesee.

There are 29 different events for DECA but not all are presented at all tournaments. So far the DECA team has done well at tournaments so far. Wyatt Ko at one tournament placed 3rd, 1st, and 1st in his rounds and ended up getting a $500 scholarship. DECA presents great opportunities for the students involved and is an amazing path to take to help with college.

“The tournaments are not difficult because you have 10 minutes to prepare a 10-minute speech.” explained Wyatt Ko when talking about how well he does at tournaments.

The team predicts that they will do extremely well at this tournament.

“I predict that everybody will do well in respect to their own abilities and their limits” Wyatt Ko also stated.

Davis High DECA team has done great in past tournaments. DECA is a great club that encourages an entrepreneur like personality. It creates a great space to meet many people competing from other state communities or states.  We are so proud of our Davis High DECA team and wish them the best for all their state tournament this week.