Several Mercer Island High School DECA students have qualified to compete in the DECA International Career Development Conference in California.
In all, 17 students from MIHS earned medals for finishing in the top 8 percent in their events at the Washington state DECA Career Development Conference. The state competition took place March 8 in Bellevue.
Qualifiers for the international conference include: sophomore Adrienne Suhm, juniors Kylie Skall, Jake Pruchno, Sydney Lopes, Caroline Casman, and Emily Bassett, and seniors Callum McCann, Olivia Rosen, Emily Morse, Lindsay Adams, Kathryn Hendricks, and Sarah Kahan. Freshman Alison Rosenman, juniors Jake Pruchno, Brandt Waesche and Brady Baker and seniors Charlie Gardner, Jack Pearl and Kyle Huber also placed in the top ten in their categories.
DECA is an international association of marketing students, and allows students to compete at local, state and international competitions in the areas of marketing, finance, hospitality and management.
A record 200 Mercer Island students participated this year, including 78 at the state competition.