Two Austin DECA students are going to nationals
Posted: Mar 18, 2011, 8:06 am
|By Heather Rule|
The Post-Bulletin, Austin MN
Two Austin High School seniors involved in DECA will be packing their bags and heading to Orlando, Fla., to take their business skills to a national level.
Jay Ettinger and Gunnar Peters beat out 60 teams to take first place in the Travel/Tourism Marketing Team Decision-Making Event at the state leadership conference March 6-8 in Minneapolis. They were among 19 AHS students who competed at the state event, which attracted 2,500 students from across the state.
Ettinger's and Peters' first-place performance means they will represent their program, school and city at the International Career Development Conference on April 30-May 3.
"We're very excited to be going to nationals," said second-year DECA member Ettinger. "It's a great opportunity."
Ettinger and Peters were given 30 minutes to come up with a business plan on the spot. Learn abour their challenge in Friday's print edition.