Western Students Excel In DECA Competitions

Western Technical College’s Collegiate Distributive Education Club of America (DECA) chapter sent eight competitors to the Wisconsin State Career Leadership Conference held recently in Delevan, Wis.

Representing Western were Monica Wherry, Marcus Rackow, Kyrsten Stockus, Charles Kolkind, Dylan Flaskrud, Nicholas Carlson, Austin Hass, and Bryce Schiffman. Each competition involves one of sixteen different business categories, including accounting, hotel and lodging, and event planning. Stockus won first place in the restaurant and food service competition. She also successfully ran for the Wisconsin Collegiate DECA president.

Every member of Western’s team earned the right to compete in the International Career Development Conference (ICDC), which will be held in Washington D.C., later this month.

DECA is an international association of high school and college students, and teachers of marketing, management, and entrepreneurship in business, finance, hospitality, and marketing sales and service. The organization prepares leaders and entrepreneurs for careers and education in marketing, finance, hospitality, management, and other business areas. The Collegiate Division includes over 15,000 members in 275 colleges and universities.

Way to go, everyone!