Ten students from Lake Travis High School placed among the best in the world at the DECA International Career Development Conference April 26-29 in Anaheim, CA.
In all, 19 LTHS students comprised the more than 19,000 young men and women from around the globe who competed in 53 business and marketing events.
According to its website, DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs to be college and career ready. Members gain 21st Century skills and become prepared to be effective leaders connected to the real world.
"This is, historically, the best performance and representation by LTISD at the DECA International Career Development Conference," said Jill Oates, one of two DECA advisors at Lake Travis High School."
The following Lake Travis High School students were Texas DECA ICDC competition winners:
Hotel Management Online Virtual Business Simulation - Sponsored by Marriott
2nd Place in the World
Participants: Jason Liu, Jerzy Ramos Chen
Entrepreneurship Promotion Plan
5th Place in the World (one of two Texas teams to place)
Topic: Lake Travis Link
Participant: Cody Harris, Campbell Ingraham, Lisa Stapleton
School Based Enterprise Food Operations - Sponsored by Otis Spunkmeyer
Top 20 in the World (only Texas team to place)
Topic: CAV Zone School Store @ LTHS
Participants: Samantha Bryant, Faith Putman, Nikita Tiffany
DECA Scholarship from National Society of High School Scholars & Special Voting Delegate/Jordan Grulke
National Society of High School Scholars Scholarship Voting Delegate
DECA Scholarship from PDC Productions, Special Voting Delegate, and National Social Media Digital Correspondent/Julia Wezio
DECA is one the largest student organizations on the Lake Travis campus with 121 members. DECA students are advised by LTHS teachers Ms. Oates and Amy Johnson.
LTHS DECA would like to thank the following 2016-2017 program sponsors:
Hill Country Allergy - Dr. Amin Mery
Smile Generation - Dr. Jeff Butler
Belcor Properties - Linda Duvalle
Lakeway Spine Center - Dr. Andrea Salazar
International Studies Abroad - Ivan Lopez
dB Drag Racing - Wayne & Celise Harris
Career Creators Consulting - Amber Travis-Ballinas
Little Greek Restaurant - Randy & Cindy Dillon
LT Eye Care - Dr. Sarah E. Gibson
Maj. & Mrs. Allen Tiffany
Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Bryant
Mr. & Mrs. Dana Willis