DECA Prepares for Competition


Jack Allman shows off the DECA symbol.

Justin Yormark, Staff Writer

The DECA competition is coming up fast! DECA competes in the area competition every January and if you qualify you move onto the state competition. If you win the state competition, you get to attend The International Career Development Conference, held in Orlando, FL. 

DECA has been a part of Jack Allman’s high school experience since his freshman year. “I plan on being a business major and DECA was the best option to help me learn more about the business world in high school,” Allman said about his choice to join DECA in his freshman year. 

Senior Jack Allman has gone to state three straight years since his freshman year, “I do a team competition with Jordan Yandilla, we usually place 1st in area,” Allman said. Jack Allman and Jordan Yandilla have been a team since freshman year and have gone to state all three years. 

Junior Jackson Murphy went to state his freshman year, “My favorite part of DECA is the class itself, I really enjoy all the projects and kids in the class,” Murphy said. Jackson does a solo competition where he has found success and hopes to advance to the state competition yet again. 

Ms. Sents has been teaching for 18 years and has been teaching at Glacier Peak since the school opened in 2008. “Seeing the excitement from the students succeeding is my favorite part about going to competition as an advisor,” Sents said. Ms. Sents always wanted to go into marketing and after college she thought back to her time in DECA and chose to become a DECA advisor to continue to be in marketing and able to teach marketing just like she was taught it. 

Ms. Sents and the DECA officer team are planning after-school boot camps to help prepare kids for the area competition which will be in person for the first time since covid hit. These boot camps will help give students ideas of what to do as well as they plan to do practice roleplays.