Congratulations to Emma Lore, a Cranford High School junior, who won an Instructional Award for competing in the Apparel and Accessories Marketing Role Play event at the annual DECA International Career Development Conference in Atlanta, Georgia which was held from April 21-25, 2018. She won a second place medal for her creativity and presentation in Role Play 1 from a field of approximately 300 students. This conference was composed of more than 19,300 students who participated in a variety of competitive events and leadership seminars while networking with numerous business executives from across the United States.
In addition, the following CHS DECA members also represented Cranford DECA in Atlanta, Georgia. The team of Hannah McCarthy & Kevin Schwartz in Sports and Entertainment Marketing Team Decision-Making Event, the team of Matthew Fonseca and Jeremy Hunt also in Sports and Entertainment Marketing Team Decision-Making, and Matthew Doran competed in Restaurant and Food Service Marketing. Less than eight percent of all NJ DECA members earn the privilege of attending this international event. These six students have won at both the Regional and State Career Development Conferences during the 2017-2018 school year and continued to hone their business skills in Atlanta.
DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the world. DECA is organized into two unique student divisions each with programs designed to address the learning styles, interest and focus of its members. The High School Division includes 200,000 members in 3,500 schools.
It is a great accomplishment for these students to represent Cranford High School at the International Level at the DECA International Conference, and they continue to make their families, school, and community most proud.
Cindy Keyasko (DECA Advisors)