Earlier this month, 20 Chanhassen High School DECA members attended the International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, CA with over 19,000 high school students from around the globe. We are very proud of this group of students and how they represented Chanhassen High School

International Competition Attendees:

  1. Brian Ash – Restaurant & Food Service Management Role Play Event
  2. Ashley Benson – Apparel & Accessories Role Play Event
  3. Carley Benson – Quick Serve Restaurant Management Role Play Event
  4. Chloe Duffing – Public Relations Project
  5. Isabelle Gallagher – Business Services Operations Research Project
  6. Emma Graves – Public Relations Project
  7. Amanda Hadden – Hospitality Team Decision Making Event
  8. Lana Hanson – Business Services Operations Research Project
  9. Matt Hove – Hospitality & Tourism Operations Research Project
  10. Ellie Loehrer – Business Services Operations Research Project
  11. Jake Maus – Hospitality & Tourism Operations Research Project
  12. Quinn O’Connor – Hotel & Lodging Management Role Play Event
  13. Melissa Parker – Public Relations Project
  14. Izzy Sahmkow – Hospitality Team Decision Making Event
  15. Erica Schultz – Franchise Business Plan
  16. Mark Self – Travel & Tourism Team Decision Making Event
  17. Natalie Shea – Franchise Business Plan
  18. Max Steine – Ignite Leadership Academy
  19. Alex Walther – Travel & Tourism Team Decision Making Event
  20. Drake Weisman – Hospitality & Tourism Operations Research Project

Students competed against between 170-200 other students/groups from around the globe in their events. For the first time in school history, Chanhassen DECA members brought home a trophy!

  • Matt Hove, Jake Maus, & Drake Weisman brought home a 3rd Place trophy in the Hospitality & Tourism Operations Research event. This project includes a 30 page written research paper and a 15 minute presentation.