TCS students rise to the challenge of virtual DECA provincials

Students from the Trinity College School DECA Chapter competed at DECA Ontario’s Provincial Competition in mid-February, with this year’s competition being the first ever held completely online. Members rose to the challenge and altered their training to meet the needs of a virtual competition.

The mission of DECA is to instill professionalism and prepare youth to respond to authentic business cases and market demands through competitions, workshops and other events. At the Provincial Competition, the School’s top regional competitors challenged students from across Ontario for a chance to earn a spot at the International Career Development Conference (ICDC), which will also be held online this year.

The following students earned a top-21 spot in one of their oral competitions:

  • Riley Christensen (Automotive Services Marketing)
  • Anna Dobrinski and Madison Miller (Business Law and Ethics Team Decision Making)
  • Michael Yip (Business Services Marketing)
  • Dagna Jezioro (Principles of Finance)
  • Kaitlin Miller (Principles of Marketing)

Bolu Abiola was selected through the Leadership Development Academy to participate in DECA’s Emerging Leader Series at ICDC in April. The goal of the leadership series is to empower DECA members to provide effective leadership through goal setting, consensus building and project implementation.

The TCS chapter leaders had this message to share: “We would like to commend all members for making it to the Provincial Competition. We are all super proud of your hard work and dedication to the club.” A special shout-out goes to three of the leaders who will be graduating this year (Kyle Munns, Michael Yip and Ben Ma), whose contributions have made this a better chapter than it was before they joined.

Information about how students can join the TCS DECA Chapter for the 2021-2022 academic year will be made available in the spring.

- By Mr. Peter Mao, faculty advisor to the TCS DECA Chapter