In preparation for a major regional conference next month, more than 70 members and alumni recently participated in Foothill High School’s annual DECA Minicon.
The annual mini-conference gives Foothill’s DECA members the opportunity to prepare for competitions by responding to real-life business scenarios by staging timed role-play sessions with experienced judges, passing a 50 business exam. questions and learning real life skills such as problem solving and critical thinking.
Training director Anvi Vasa held training sessions “to help competitors practice the skills essential to be successful in Minicon,” and said participation was valued “because it showed that many of our DECA Foothill members were committed and willing to work to be successful in competition.
Arushi Arora, vice president of chapter management and event planner for Foothill DECA, said that “putting together and watching Minicon unfold was an incredibly rewarding experience.”
“Seeing the growth of the competitors through their experiences with the role play, the test and the workshop has been an honor and could not have been accomplished without the help of our alumni and advisor,” said Arora. “Minicon has been beneficial in developing competitive skills and leadership, and I’m so happy I was able to be a part of it.”