Business & Financial Services Students Compete at DECA Nationals
Whitney Greene and Kaylee Norton, from Business and Financial Services and Springfield High School just returned from Anaheim, California where they competed in a written test and role play in Hospitality Services at the National DECA Competition. Led by Business and Financial Services Instructor, Sue Dana, the three traveled in April along with students from all over the country to compete. The acronym, DECA stands for Distributive Education Clubs of America and is a student run non-profit organization that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. Greene and Norton also competed in the Vermont Chapter of DECA in February and earned multiple medals at the the annual conference held in Burlington, Vermont. The two Springfield High students placed third in role play for hospitality and marketing and won 2nd place overall for that event. Whitney Greene also won a 1st place gold medal in the written exam for Hospitality Services, which earned them a spot in the national competition. The RVTC students brought home a combined total of $3,000 in scholarships.