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Congratulations to our Timpview and Provo High School DECA students Central Region Conference Winners!

For those unfamiliar with DECA, DECA stands for Distributive Education Clubs of America. DECA is a not-for-profit organization preparing high school and college students for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management globe-wide. Students learn employable, entrepreneurial skills and put those skills to the test through DECA events, which, to quote DECA’s site, “involves students in both a written component such as an exam or report and an interactive component with a professional industry serving as a judge.”

The task of interfacing with a professional in a role-playing scenario might seem a terrifying prospect to most students, but the process models real-world scenarios that business leaders face regularly. By preparing students through lower-stakes role-playing scenarios to test out pitches and problem-shooting in real-time, students can comfortably act as a force for good in the workplace and feel supported in stepping into leadership roles.

We’d like to congratulate all contestants and regional winners for participating in DECA, and wish the winners luck in the upcoming event on February 24-25, 2022 at the Salt Palace arena!

Here is a list of our district’s regional winners:

Seth Gutzman, Duncan Nemelka, Sports & Entertainment Marketing Decision Making Event-Section B, 1st Place

McKinley Jorgensen, Libby Jaynes, Sports & Entertainment Marketing Decision Making Event-Section A, 1st Place

Rory Lillico, Michelle Lozada Rincon, Hospitality Services Decision Making Event-Section A, 1st Place

Coy Krommenhoek, Entrepreneurship, 3rd Place, and Top 10 Test score

Connor Phillips, Sports and Entertainment, 1st Place

Elijah Liu, Quick Serve, 1st Place

Isaac Hill, Entrepreneurship, 2nd Place

Cindy Fu and Grace Pan, Hospitality Services Team, 3rd Place

Esther Salamanca, Hotel and Lodging, 3rd Place

Keep an eye out this month for more DECA-related news, highlights, and interviews from our teachers and students!

Spencer Tuinei
  • Communication Specialist
  • Spencer Tuinei