IH Student Excels in Global DECA Competition

IH Student Excels in Global DECA Competition
Posted on 05/16/2018
Gabrielle Salvado and advisor Phil Said

Gabrielle Salvado of Indian Hill High School finished in the top ten among over 200 competitors in the advertising campaign event at the DECA International Competition this spring. Salvado was one of 11 Indian Hill students who traveled to Atlanta, Georgia to compete. Gabrielle's ad campaign was for Madisono's Gelato.

Salvado is a student in the Marketing Management and Research program, a satellite program of Great Oaks Career Campuses. She and the other students qualified for the international competition by finishing in the top four in state competition.

Other Indian Hill/Great Oaks students who competed internationally were Daniel Josche, Lauren Sewell, Emily Singer, Lexi Magenheim, Cooper Pierce, Brian Lewis, Graham Wyler, Sam Smith, Radu Dragonmirescu, and Johnny Giroux.

DECA hosted the 71th annual International Career Development Conference. The ICDC is DECA's highest level of competition and encompasses career-focused competitions in finance, hospitality and tourism, marketing, management and entrepreneurship. Drawing more than 18,000 DECA students, advisors, alumni and affiliated businesspeople from all 50 states and around the world, the 4-day conference is the largest business competition for high school students in the world.

During the school year, approximately 120,000 of DECA's 200,000 student members take part in the organization's Competitive Events Program, where they vie with one another at local and state competitions. The events include real-life business scenarios and project presentations that are designed to test students' academic understanding and skills development.