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Jackson, Cascade, and Everett High Schools DECA teams heading to international competition

Jackson High School’s Jack Ellis (left) and John Henry receiving their first place medals. Photo courtesy of Everett Public Schools.
Jackson High School’s Jack Ellis (left) and John Henry receiving their first place medals. Photo courtesy of Everett Public Schools.

From an Everett Public Schools News Release.

Students from all three Everett School District comprehensive high schools competed in February at the 2017 DECA State Career Development Conference in Bellevue, Washington. In total, 27 students qualified for April’s International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, California. 

Cascade High School had nine students representing DECA at the conference in Bellevue where over 3,500 students competed in a variety of events. Six are going to the international competition.

Xeindria Chandran was awarded the 2017 DECA Member of the Year,” shared Jodi Galli, Cascade High DECA advisor. “With almost 11,000 members in Washington DECA, this is truly an amazing honor.”

The Chapter Awards team of Rayna LaFave-Clark and Van Nguyen placed second in the state. This team along with the teams of Casey Lauritsen, Harneet Aujla, Mitchell Morris and Ryan Hilal are heading to Anaheim and make this the largest national team in my time here at Cascade.”

Everett High School has 12 students, from the 16 that went to Bellevue who qualify for the International Career Development Conference in April. 

We are super excited about having the largest group of students qualifying from EHS in over 15 years, plus having Evan Wold represent our region as a State Officer, said Jennifer Chambers, Everett High DECA advisor. “George Canelakes placed first in Personal Finance and our School Based Enterprise team, Nicole Yonker, Zoey Towle and Evan Wold, earned a perfect score! We are looking forward to the opportunities and experiences that await us in Anaheim next month!”

Henry M. Jackson High School’s DECA brought 23 students to Bellevue and competed in a variety of categories, including Human Resource Management, Business Finance, and Community Service.

In all, Jackson DECA will be sending nine talented members to represent their school and state at the International Career Development Conference alongside 20,000 high school students who have earned their place at the conference,” said George Brush, Jackson High DECA advisor.

Seniors Jack Ellis and John Henry earned first place for their community service project.

Reed Havens, Alyssa Mannetti and Kate Moon achieved their goal of Gold level certification for school-based enterprise food operations, which is their DECA-led student store, “The DEN.”

Danielle Aldrich placed fourth for her international business plan.

Tabby Daly, Lauren McNutt, and Janaya Webb received recognition for the “Thrive” chapter recognition project. This award is for documenting how the Jackson DECA chapter has exemplified the ideals of DECA as an organization and promotes the success of its members through curriculum and assistance.

Cascade High

  • Aujla, Harneet
  • Hilal, Ryan
  • Lafave-Clark, Rayna
  • Lauritsen, Casey
  • Morris, Mitchell
  • Nguyen, Van

Everett High

  • Allen, Cruz
  • Behee, Eleanor
  • Canelakes, George
  • Davis, Aubrey
  • Faulks, Brandon
  • Stewart, Sean
  • Towle, Zoey
  • Tsinman, Deanna
  • Wold, Evan
  • Yassin, Mohamed
  • Yonker, Nicole
  • Zoller, Ethan

Henry M. Jackson High

  • Aldrich, Danielle
  • Daly, Tabby
  • Ellis, Jack
  • Havens, Reed
  • Henry, John
  • Mannetti, Alyssa
  • McNutt, Lauren
  • Moon, Kate
  • Webb, Janaya

Cascade High School’s Xeindria Chandran (r) receiving the 2017 DECA Member of the Year award. Photo courtesy of Everett Public Schools.

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