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Students from ETHS competed in the 2022 Illinois State Career Development DECA Conference, which hosted more than 1,200 high school students. The ETHS team earned seven first place finishes, two second place finishes, one fifth place finish and two top ten finishes. In all, 11 ETHS students have earned a bid to compete at the International DECA International Career Development Conference in April.
Every year, DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) invites students to compete in business/entrepreneurship activities through business role-play situations, taking business-oriented exams, presenting written research projects and public relations campaigns, and delivering pitches for new business concepts.
First place state winners from ETHS:
Sophia Cosma: Start-Up Business Plan
The team of Evan Berger and Justin Davis: Franchise Business Plan
The team of Jonah Gerstein and Caleb Gerstein: Sports & Entertainment Marketing Operations Research
The team of Sebastian Schultz and Braden Weiss: Hospitality & Tourism Operations Research
Second place state winners from ETHS:
Sophia Cosma: Entrepreneurship Individual Series
Mateo Solis: Principles of Business Management
Fifth place state winner from ETHS:
Torin Ravi: Principles of Business Management
Top 10 medalists from ETHS:
Role Play Mini Award winners from ETHS:
Source: Evanston Township High School