Mexia DECA team first in international competition

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The DECA financial literacy team of Rebecka Smith, Sarah Con­treras and Chelsea Collins shows the trophy they were just awarded for placing first at the International Career Develpment Conferenceheld in Anaheim, Calif., April 23-28. A second Mexia DECA team was commended for its work in public relations.

By Roxanne McKnight
Two teams of Mexia High School students took top awards in national competition on projects they executed this school year as part of their DECA studies.
DECA is a class that teaches principles of business to students so they can start learning how to perform well on the job. Students’ part-time jobs are incorporated into DECA studies so the youths can learn firsthand what is involved in the workday world. All six students on the two three-member teams keep part-time jobs as well as attend high school.
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