Grand Forks Central Students Attend International DECA Conference

Thanks to KimBerly Clark, Grand Forks Central Marketing Teacher/DECA Adviser for sending us the following information!

Left to right:  Jessica Fairley, Jenna Wheeler, Madi Remer, Jason Kuntz, Jamie Griggs and Parker Luney

GFC DECA Members Attend International Conference

More than 16,000 students and advisors from various countries and all 50 states attended DECA’s International Conference April 24-28 in Anaheim, CA.  National DECA President Morgan Thompson, from North Dakota, opened the conference in high spirits and Steve Greenbaum, CEO of PostNet, spoke about overcoming adversity and becoming successful. Mr. Greenbaum was featured on Undercover Boss.  DECA members competed in a wide margin of events and spent a great deal of time networking with each other.

North Dakota was represented by over 150 students and advisors. Grand Forks Central DECA had six students attending the conference: Jamie Griggs, Jenna Wheeler, Parker Luney, Jessica Fairley, Jason Kuntz, and Madi Remer.

Along with the conference Central students experienced Disneyland, Hollywood, Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, and Santa Monica Pier. As a whole the conference in Anaheim California was a great experience. The competition prepared students for real life situations and got them thinking about what’s next.

Congratulations to Grand Forks Central DECA members Jamie Griggs, Jenna Wheeler, and Madi Remer who placed in the top 30% in their event, with over 150-200 members in each event.