Irvington at DECA

Irvington students rock the DECA Nor-Cal Conference

On January 13, 2012 sixty-seven Irvington High School students departed during lunch, making their ways to a memorable weekend. DECA is a business-oriented club that caters to the career prospects of high school students. The conferences provide a stimulating environment for students to compete, learn, and expand their networks. Irvington’s DECA membership has grown by more than fifty members compared to its last year’s membership.

Junior Mohit Asthana explains that DECA “helped [him] learn the fundamentals of marketing and business and has helped narrow the choices of [his] future careers.”

On Friday, the students took various hour-long tests based on the business clusters they competed within. On Saturday morning and noon students competed in their role-play events and presented their written reports to panels of judges. Saturday night the students let loose with a dance, only to wake up Sunday morning for the awards ceremony.

This past weekend seven of Irvington’s students returned with prizes. Considering that Irvington is one of the few schools that participates and does not have a DECA/Business class, its students performed well. Juniors Japjot Bal and Trisha Vijay placed third in their Finance Role-play. Junior Samira Agarwal placed first in her Accessories and Apparel Role-play. These three ladies also placed third for their Fashion Merchandising Written Plan. Freshmen Mingze went on stage as a finalist for his role-play. Sophomore Simon Mo placed second for his role-play and went on stage as a final for his ENW written. Seniors Sruthi Bonda and Naeha Lakshmanan placed second overall for their Buying and Merchandising role-plays.

The Vikings are proud. We have great hopes for Irvington’s DECA members, especially with the States Conference less than a month away.