East High School Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) students recently earned the organization’s highest honors during the annual International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.
Sydney O’Brien, who is a senior at East, received the Marketing Communications Series scholarship as one of the top 20 finalists in the nation.
“It was an amazing feeling to be able to go on stage and make it into finals,” O’Brien said. “I love being a part of DECA and getting recognized at the national competition was an unforgettable moment for me.”
This year, approximately 100,000 DECA members competed for local, regional and state titles. The competitions were designed to simulate real-life business scenarios and test students’ academic understanding and skills development. The top state winners then participated in the ICDC.
More than $300,000 in scholarships and awards were presented to students and teachers during the conference.
More about Sydney O’Brien
Sydney O’Brien is a Marketing and Communications intern through the VENTURE program at the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce. She is going to attend Oregon State University in Fall 2022 and will be studying Marketing and Environmental Science.