VHS Business Students Need Help Funding Trip To National Competition


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After weeks of tough competition, 13 Verona High School students have qualified for the national competition for DECA, a global business education club. Now comes the hard part: Getting them there.

The DECA International Career Development Conference will be held in Anaheim, California from Saturday, April 27, to Tuesday, April 30. The VHS DECA club is looking at a cost of $800 per student just for airfare and hotels, and more for food and incidentals, and is hoping the community can defray some of that.

To get to a DECA championship, students must first compete at the regional and state level with written presentations, take a rigorous exam and participate in role-playing challenges before a panel of judges after getting just 10 minutes to prepare.

VHS has sent teams large and small to DECA championships over the years. In 2022, just two students made it to the conference in Atlanta. Five students qualified in 2020, but the national competition was derailed by COVID. Three students made it to the national competition in Florida in 2011.

If you can make a donation to this year’s club and its championship presence, write a check payable to the Verona Public School District and drop it off at VHS no later than Wednesday, March 13.

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  1. In a town where we subsidize every sport for every season and all the fields and bus trips to all the events why is it necessary for students who have achieved intellectually to have to raise fund thru public charity please maybe spent a little less on lacrosse sticks or football helmets and give these well deserved students a chance


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