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Students Break Records at DECA District

By Srilekha Cherukuvada, Heritage Copy Editor, Horizon Weekly Editor | January 23, 2020

It was still dark when over 300 Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) students arrived at school at 5 a.m. to attend the District Career Development Conference, the first competition on the path to Internationals. Students boarded the school buses, eagerly waiting to compete in their events. “District, as always, is one of the most emotional yet fulfilling days.” Anika Chokhavatia ‘21 said.  “I was a bundle of nervous excitement prior to my event, and the wait before the award ceremony was tense. District is only the starting place of many of our professional careers. I’m so grateful to DECA that I get the opportunity to attend these competitions and gain valuable insight into the business world.”  The conference started with the opening ceremony where the District...

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