The Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) state competition was held March 12-14 at Lake of the Ozarks. Branson students were among those representing high schools from around the state. The competitive events included marketing, business, management and administration, finance and hospitality/tourism. The students are under the direction of April Fiesler.
Natalie Lashley, Colten Calvert and Dakoda Alms placed second with their Sports and Entertainment Promotion Plan. Victoria Welch placed fifth with her Fashion Merchandise Promotion Plan. They will advance to the DECA International competition in April.