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Dublin High Students Heading to DECA's International Career Development Conference

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March 4, 2019

Go Gaels! Over the weekend, two thousand students participated in DECA's California State Career Development Conference in Anaheim, Ca. Twenty-six of those were from Dublin High. Ten DHS team members placed within the top four of their competitive event category earning an invitation to compete at DECA's International Career Development Conference (ICDC) next month (April) in Orlando, Florida. Over 20,000 students will compete at the Orlando event.

DECA, formerly known as Distributive Education Clubs of America, is a Career Technical Student Organization (CTSO) with more than 215,000 members in United States, Canada, China, Germany, Guam, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Spain. DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

As mandated by the California Department of Education, students must be enrolled in a Career Technical Education (CTE) course under the Marketing, Sales, and Services Pathway in order to be eligible to participate in DECA's Career Development Conferences. At Dublin High School (DHS), these courses are hosted through Tri-Valley ROP. They include Integrated Marketing Communications, Sports and Entertainment Marketing, and Economics of Business Ownership. The four components of our comprehensive learning program integrate DECA into classroom instruction, applies learning, connects to business, and promotes competition. DECA prepares students to be academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, and experienced leaders.

We are extremely proud of two DHS projects that earned recognition this year at the State conference. The first one is the Integrated Marketing Campaign, where we collaborated with Dublin High's AVID program promoting the Warriors game as a fundraiser for both programs. The second one is Gaels Connect, a DHS collaborative advertising club utilizing Video Production and the Athletic Department in an effort to help local businesses promote their company at DHS sporting events.

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