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Eastside Catholic DECA Students Compete at the International Career Development Conference
Posted 05/20/2019 04:58PM



Eastside Catholic DECA Students Compete at the International Career Development Conference

 

Sammamish, Wash., May 20, 2019 – Congratulations to our eight high school students who competed at the Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Orlando, Florida. Students are listed alphabetically by last name below with their hometown, grade and the category they competed in.

 

  • Jim Dougan, Sammamish, senior, Entrepreneur
  • Matthew Huse, Renton, junior, Learn and Earn Holiday Fundraiser
  • Gabrielle Iem, Redmond, senior, Gold Recertification “The Cru” Student Store
  • Ann Kauffman, Snoqualmie, sophomore, Accounting Applications
  • Julia Morgan, Bellevue, senior, Gold Recertification “The Cru” Student Store
  • Alexander Sheehan, Bellevue, senior, Sports and Entertainment Marketing
  • Madison Smith, Woodinville, junior, Learn and Earn Holiday Fundraiser
  • Natalie Weed, Kirkland, junior, Learn and Earn Holiday Fundraiser

 

Each student received a score of "excellent" in their respective categories. To earn a place at the ICDC, each student won a top seven place in their respective state competition. Only one percent of DECA students worldwide are selected to participate in the conference.

 

Alexander Sheehan was also selected as a finalist and was recognized on stage for one of his role plays in the Sports and Entertainment Marketing category. Only the top 10 competitors in each category from around the world are recognized as finalists.

 

DECA’s international mission is to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. Students chose from 25 different business categories to compete in. DECA uses written and prepared events as authentic learning experiences to help students learn and develop skills outlined in their curriculum as well as to motivate and engage students to be academically prepared, community oriented and professionally responsible.

(L-R): Jim Dougan, Matthew Huse, Ann Kauffman, Julia Morgan, Gabrielle Iem, Alexander Sheehan, Madison Smith, Natalie Weed.

 

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About Eastside Catholic School

Eastside Catholic School is a Catholic faith-based educational community where students in grades six through 12 learn to integrate their thinking and believing in ways that encourage intellectual excellence, nurture relationships and inspire a life of leadership and service to others. Founded by parents in 1980, the school is governed by an elected Board of Trustees. Eastside Catholic is the only seven-year, co-educational Catholic school on the Eastside and offers a comprehensive college preparatory curriculum. Eastside Catholic School enrolls 865 students, employs 130 faculty and staff members and has an alumni base of more than 4,600.

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