RPBHS DECA Student Heads To Atlanta

Royal Palm Beach High School student Dennis Foley has qualified for the DECA International Competition to be held May 2-7 in Atlanta. Foley placed third in the “Principles of Finance” category at the state conference.

The mission of DECA is to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

Originally, 15 students from Royal Palm Beach High School DECA competed at the District Role Play Competition held at Northwood University in January. Five Wildcat DECA students qualified to compete March 6-9 at the DECA state conference and competition in Orlando. Students in attendance were Andrew Ulloa, Kiara Caballero, Kevin Phan, Alisha Laing and Dennis Foley.

“I am so proud of these students,” RPBHS DECA advisor James Minear said.

DECA is organized into two student divisions each with programs designed to address the learning styles, interest and focus of its members.

The high school division includes 190,000 members in 3,500 schools. The collegiate division, formerly known as Delta Epsilon Chi, includes more than 15,000 members in 200 colleges and universities.

ABOVE: RPBHS DECA students Andrew Ulloa, Kiara Caballero, Kevin Phan, Alisha Laing and Dennis Foley.