Ashburn, Va. (June 4, 2014) – Stone Bridge High School DECA chapter members earned the organization’s highest honors at DECA’s 68th annual International Career Development Conference from May 2-7 in Atlanta, Ga. DECA is an association of marketing students.
Stone Bridge DECA took 41 students to DECA’s International Career Development Conference. Additionally, Stone Bridge DECA took a record 107 students to the state competition, where 72 students went on stage for awards.
Students receiving recognition at the international level were:
- Amik Kler, Apparel and Accessories Marketing Series, Top 20 in Channel Management Role Play
- Daniel Guyton, Learn & Earn Project, Third Place
- Kyle Krystofik, Learn & Earn Project, Third Place
- Elizabeth ‘Liza’ Radford, Learn & Earn Project, Third Place
Guyton, Krystofik and Radford planned and implemented the annual Stone Bridge DECA Powder Puff game and donated $4,097.79 to the Loudoun Breast Health Network. The Loudoun Breast Health Network (LBHN) is a volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit, organization founded in June 2007. LBHN’s mission is to assist Loudoun County residents diagnosed with breast cancer through outreach and support.
The advisors for Stone Bridge DECA are marketing teachers Donna Celio and Monika Guerrero and Career and Technical Education teacher Christy Mangano.
DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. DECA enhances the preparation for college and careers by providing co-curricular programs that integrate into classroom instruction, apply learning, connect to business and promote competition.