STAR JOURNAL REPORT
Twenty-one Rhinelander High School students competed recently at the Wisconsin DECA Career and Development Conference in Lake Geneva. DECA is an organization that prepares students in the fields of marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. At the state event, students took a 100-question test that focused on their event field, as well as an economics test.Competitors also performed two role plays in which the student is given a business situation and must act it out to resolve it with a judge. Medals are awarded to students for earning high scores in their tests or either role play as well as placing top ten in their event.
Six Rhinelander students qualified to compete at the DECA International Career and Development Conference (ICDC) in Atlanta, Ga. in late April.
Abby Krueger and Lauren Rosendahl earned sixth place in the community service project event; Abby Krueger also qualified by placing fifth in hotel and lodging management; Scott Fox and Jacob Mahner are competing for sports and entertainment team decision making and Carmen Ibarra and Valarie Dalka will be competing in hospitality team decision making. Natasha Wacker, Matthew Herman, Emma Wendt and Mason Hageny will attend ICDC for an emerging leaders conference.
Several other students were recognized on stage for their performances in tests and role plays.
Abby Krueger received a medal for a role play and placed fifth in her event; Scott Fox and Jared Fabich received a medal for their cluster test and were overall series finalists in their event; Natasha Wacker and Emma Wendt received recognition for non-competitive events.
The Rhinelander chapter was recognized for several achievements, including community service, membership, chapter and MDA campaigns. Those achievements were recognized for National Diamond Chapter and Wisconsin Gold Chapter.
Anyone interested in making a donation to financially assist the ten students attending ICDC or have any questions, contact Mischell Fryar at 715-365-9500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.