CHS DECA students' place in top 10 at Internat'l Career Development Conf.

CLARKSTON, WA - A big congratulations to several Clarkston High DECA students for being honored at this year's annual International Career Development Conference.

Kayla Dice, Victoria Zeimantz, and Bradleigh O'Shaughnessy received third place for their community service project, "Spike for the Cure." The event happened late last year and raised money for people living with breast cancer. The girls said they've learned a lot through the DECA club and they put in over 200 hours of work to complete their project.

"I think it's a great club," said Kayla Dice. "It gets you involved, helps with your presentation skills, prepares you for future job interviews and professional skills. It has helped me a lot to prepare me for my future."

Lucy Downs, Sara Hale, and Kristen Carey also placed in the top 10 for their entrepreneurship promotion plan. The competitions are designed to create real-life business situations, test the students understanding of the work force, and develop professional skills.

For the next several weeks students will be heading out into the business world checking out several occupations.