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DECA and FBLA Host and Compete Successfully in District Events

  Earlier in December, Marvin Ridge High School also hosted the 2014 DECA District 6B competition. DECA is an international organization that prepares emerging leaders in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high school and colleges around the globe. Marvin Ridge hosted seven other schools from the surrounding areas with nearly 150 students in attendance. Students competed in categories such as Sports and Entertainment Marketing, Quick Serve Restaurant Management, Retail Merchandising, Principles of marketing, and Apparel and Accessories Marketing.

These competitions consisted of a marketing test and a ‘role-play’ or mock business scenario.  Two students from Marvin Ridge placed in the top three of their event at the closing ceremony and numerous others made proficiency.

Jordan Braswell, senior, received 2nd overall in Apparel and Accessories Marketing and Adam Fisher, sophomore, came in 1st overall in Sports and Entertainment Marketing. With the help of numerous volunteers from the community, the competition went off without a hitch. A number of students from Marvin Ridge now plan to attend the State competition that will be held in Greensboro, North Carolina this February.

- Mary-Ashley Arthur, DECA Vice President

On Saturday, December 13, Marvin Ridge High School hosted the 2014 FBLA Regional Competition. Over 150 students, faculty, and advisers from the Southwest region participated in this event. Students competed in a multitude of business-related events, including Accounting, Public Speaking, and Job Interview.  The events were designed to help students develop business skills in many different academic areas including math calculations, critical thinking, and presenting. 

Please congratulate the following MRHS students, who have earned the opportunity to compete at the 2015 FBLA State Competition in Greensboro, NC:
Kathleen Chambers - 4th place, Accounting I
Karen Gates - 2nd place, Accounting I
Erin Jordahl - 1st place, Accounting I
Emily Chin - 2nd place, Business Calculations
Ruchi Jalavancha - 1st place, Future Business Leader
Julian Gaines - 2nd place, Job Interview
Radhika Jagani - 2nd place, Public Speaking II
Christina Sullivan - 3rd place, Word Processing
Bruce Betancourt - 3rd place, Business Calculations

Written by: Troy Burns, CTE Teacher and FBLA Advisor
Posted: Jan 08, 2015 by Judy Davis

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