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Albany Tech Students Earn Placement at the State DECA Competition

 

February 11, 2013- ALBANY, GA- Albany Technical College had five students earn placements at the State DECA Competition held this past weekend at Georgia Piedmont Technical College in Clarkston. These placements have earned the first place students the right to compete at the International Competition to be held in Anaheim, California in April.


The winning students included: Nick Sacca (Third Place, Marketing Management); Carter Graham and Terrance Ward (First Place, Website Design Team); Ula Peterson (Third Place, Professional Sales Presentation); and La'Rhonda Thomas (First Place, Retail Management).


These students competed in four events: Marketing Management, Professional Sales Presentation, Retail Management, and Website Design. Sacca's competition consisted of a 30-minute case analysis. Graham, Ward, and Peterson spent time over the past few weeks prior to the event to develop specific presentations for rthe judges. Thomas' competition consisted of a 100 test plus a 30-minute case analysis.


All students prepared for the competition for three-plus months and served Albany Tech well. Both Ward and Thomas will move on to the International Competition in Anaheim in April to represent Albany Tech.


DECA's mission is to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. For more information about DECA, visit www.deca.org.

 


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Pictured (left to right): Nick Sacca (Third Place, Marketing Management),
Carter Graham and Terrance Ward (First Place, Website Design),
Ula Peterson (Third Place, Professional Sales Presentation),
and La'Rhonda Thomas (First Place, Retail Management).



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