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Three DSHS DECA Students Earn Top-10 Finishes at International Competition

May 7, 2021


DECADECAThree Dripping Springs High School DECA students earned top-10 finishes at the 2021 virtual International Career Development Conference.


The team of Eli Craddock and Jackson Kaiser placed second in the world in Sports and Entertainment Marketing Team Decision-Making. In Entrepreneurship Series, Teagan Krewson finished in sixth place.


An additional three students were international qualifiers based on their finishes at the state competition – Gracie Johnson in Food Marketing, Margot Heltzel in Principles of Finance, and Clara Smartt in Sports and Entertainment Marketing.


DECA students capped off a historic year after advancing a school-record 11 students to the state finals. A total of 28 students qualified for the state competition, the second-most in school history.


DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.