Badin DECA students – from state to internationals
By Patrick Kuhl ‘13
In mid-March, students from Badin High School traveled to Columbus to participate in the Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) state competition. I attended and was competing in these series of competitions. DECA has competitions in team and individual events.
Student competitors do a role play and take a test. After that, you see if you made Top 10. If you made Top10, there is another role play, and that decides who made Top Four – because only the top four individuals in each category go on to the International conference, which this year is in Anaheim, Calif.
Mr. DeAngelo, co-moderator of Badin’s DECA program, said, “I was pleasantly surprised with the number of kids we took to state.” He went on to say, “I knew we were going to come away with some winners.”
This is the 46th year that Badin will go to the International conference. It was a pretty fun experience. There were students from all over Ohio. There was a fun dance where you could just casually talk to people. In addition, we got plenty of free time to just hang out with our friends.
There are 46 competitions, with at least 50-60 students in each. So it was very tough. But senior Mike Sanders and juniors Adam Woodward and Andrew Hayes will be competing in events at the International conference.
I would like to thank the two wonderful marketing teachers at Badin – Mr. DeAngelo and Mr. McCabe -- for helping me along the way. They helped me study and helped me get where I needed to be. They are both very fun-loving guys who just want to help you succeed.