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MHS DECA Success at Regional Competition

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(Maricopa) Maricopa DECA competed in the Arizona DECA District 9 competition on January 18, facing competitors from eight Arizona schools including Mountain View Mesa, Dobson, and Red Mountain. Maricopa DECA performed its personal best since the program was chartered in 2009. Forty Maricopa DECA members took home 62 medals. Students competed in a range of events such as Hospitality, Hotel and Lodging, Finance, Marketing Communications, Travel and Tourism, and Sports and Entertainment Marketing.

Please help congratulate the following students:


1st Place: Freya Abraham, Steel Lewis, Yasmeen Hanania, Joy Newey, Jasmine Ngo, Miranda Chitwood, Faith Mead, Brendan Maxwell, Asia Carr, Fides Bernales, Harrison Edmondson and Elise Brown Thunder

2nd Place: Jamie Hall, Ly'Zhai Wilford, Jimmy Cutajar, Nicholas Perez, John Jackson, Sophia Saucedo, Jaylene Gosselin, Tabaaha Gooden, Jose Ruiz, Landen Thomas, Olivia Healy-Martin

3rd Place: Jordan Reed, Rachael Zavitka, Kyla Boyce

Role Play Medalists - 27 MHS students recognized for top role play score in section

Test Medalists - 7 MHS students recognized for top tier test scores; the most of any high school at the competition

Six of our Maricopa DECA champions swept medals in every competitive category.


Maricopa DECA will take 32 competitors to the State Career Development Conference March 2-4, competing against 3000 Arizona DECA students for a shot at 300 competitor spots at the DECA International Career Development Conference hosted in Atlanta, GA this April.

For more information about the Maricopa High School’s Career and Technical Programs or the Maricopa Unified School District please call 520.568.5100 or visit the District’s website at



“DECA is an international organization for high school and college students dedicated to emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in the fields of marketing, hospitality, business management and finance.”

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