BE A COMPETITION JUDGE FOR WASHINGTON DECA
Each year Washington DECA recruits more than 200 business professionals to volunteer at the fall conference and 600 volunteers for the State Career Development Conference (SCDC). In 2016, Washington DECA will host the Western Region Leadership Conference (WRLC), hosting appoximately 2,200 students, advisors, and chaperones from 13 Western Region states plus Guam, which comprise Western Region DECA.
Experts from the business community are a critical element in DECA competition. In DECA, we call these individuals business and community “judges." Judging simply requires a background in business and an interest in helping high school students find their future career path. You must be 4 years out of high school to participate.
Interested in becoming a competition judge? Find out more about this exciting opportunity below.
Western Region Leadership Conference. Friday, November 18, 2016 at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel.
Area Competitions. December and January. Please refer to the map and contact information below, and contact the area leader associated with your region.
Written Event Judging. January, 2017 via online access. More information regarding this event will be posted soon!
State Career Development Conference. Friday, March 3, 2017 in Bellevue, WA.
WASHINGTON DECA JUDGE TIPS VIDEO
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COMPETITIVE EVENTS PROGRAM
A critical component of a student’s DECA experience is the participation in DECA’s competitive events program. These events apply learning, making the connection to business, and directly contribute to every student being college or career ready by focusing on the following outcomes:
DECAs competitive events provide a vehicle for members to demonstrate National Curriculum Standards through individual or team activities and to develop and employ the key skills of analysis, application of knowledge, creative problem solving, and logical presentation.
DECAs competitive events help members explore their communities, participate in an environment of cooperation, and recognize their responsibility to the community.
DECAs competitive events encourage members to develop ethics, integrity, and high standards while assuming responsibility for self-improvement and self-discipline
DECA’s competitive events provide constructive avenues for team expression, initiative, and creativity. Students participate at the local regional level in early January, with the winners proceeding to state competition in early March.
AREA LEADER CONTACTS
Area 1: Karen Morton, Lake Stevens High School
Area 2: Jodi Galli, Cascade High School
Area 3: Marc Hillestad, Cedarcrest High School
Area 4: Lovenia Smith, Roosevelt High School
Area 5: Mark Zender, Kentwood High School
Area 6: Brad Charvet, Grandview High School
Area 7: Paul Stoltenberg, Rogers High School (Puyallup)
Area 8: TBD
Area 9: Greg McCormick, Mark Morris High School
Area 10: Matt Pakinas, Wenatchee High School
Area 11: Robin Barnhart, Central Valley High School