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BC DECA members qualify for state at Districts

Emily Otten, Online Editor

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On the early Saturday morning of January 12th, 15 schools competed in the annual DECA districts competition for District 6 at Racine Case High School. DECA districts is a regional competition that determines which DECA participants will be able to go to state in Lake Geneva. Students compete for a spot in the top 2 of their category.

Generally, other than mini-districts, districts is the first competition of the year for most DECA members. With this in mind, competitors brought their best to the table, fighting for the first, or second place that would allow them to qualify for state. In all, 37 competitors from Brookfield Central made it to state this year. Of those, about 9 were wild card spots that BC earns from various initiatives such as community service, number of members etc.

One of these competitors was Andrew Ng (‘20), who won first place in the Business Finance category. Andrew reflects on the experience of getting called to the podium that afternoon, “A lot of anxiety can come with competing at DECA know it is the one district competition of the year. However, it really pays off when you hear your name”.

Lauren Roskopf (‘20) also reminisces about the day of DECA districts, and the club as a whole, “DECA can be stressful sometimes but it is really worth it in the end, it makes me feel more confident in myself and my abilities”.

Whether awards were won or not, all DECA members can agree that the experience at DECA districts was extremely beneficial and prepared them for their future in business-oriented careers.

2019 Districts by the numbers; credit: Stephanie Chen

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Emily Otten, Online Editor

Emily Otten is currently a Junior and an Online Editor for Tyro. Emily a Co-Captain of the Marching Band Colorguard and is a member of DECA, Mock Trial,...

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BC DECA members qualify for state at Districts