Camas High School will once again have strong representation at the state DECA contest in March.
DECA, a business and marketing club, had 125 students compete at an area competition in Longview. Of those, 72 qualified for state by winning awards.
Each student chose a particular marketing event where they competed in two event-specific role plays and one marketing based test. These scores were tallied at the end of the day where awards were distributed.
Overall, CHS had 79 different students win awards, ranging from first- to sixth-place in each sub-category and 60 overall category medal recipients. Those who received medals in the overall category qualified for the State Career Development Conference and will compete Thursday through Saturday, March 8-10 in Bellevue, Wash.
Two of these students are Ben Hagen and Brandon Vega.
Hagen, a senior, has participated in DECA all four years of high school.
“I was excited to qualify for state but it is a step for me on the way to internationals in Salt Lake City.”