Longtime Friends and DECA Members Repeat First Place
Two Lakeville South seniors dominated other DECA competitors at the last competition, when they won for the second year in a row! Joel Varghese and Brandon Sell submitted their PowerPoint presentation to the DECA Finish Line Challenge, which analyzed sporting goods stores and their marketing strategies.
They won first place nationally in the 2013 competition, and recently resubmitted the revised presentation – and again won first place out of 50 teams! Their perseverance was the reason they succeeded. Both seniors are officers and longtime members of DECA, an international club that prepares high school students for careers in business-oriented fields.
Being the only team to finish in first place twice for Finish Line’s competition is quite the honor. These two well-educated Lakeville students will have no problem succeeding after high school. Varghese and Sell will be attending the DECA International Career Development Conference in May – all expenses paid!