By Radhika Jain, director of communications for Harker DECA The weekend of Jan. 5-7, 81 students from The Harker School DECA chapter competed at the 2018 Silicon Valley Career Development Conference (SVCDC) at the Santa Clara Marriott. In total, Harker performed admirably, with 48 teams as over
Update: Jan. 23, 2018 DECA Direct, the national newsletter for DECA, announced today that the Harker team has won the 2018 Herff Jones Marketing Results Challenge in Houston. The challenge was to create marketing campaigns to increase yearbook awareness and sales on campus.
Harker's middle school DECA Idea Challenge team is a global finalist! The team, named Insulator Warrior Inc., is a finalist in the elementary/middle school category. Members of the team are Markus Zhang, Rohan Bhowmik, Arjun Barrett and Gordon Chen, all grade 7.
DECA Inc. is pleased to announce the ICDC qualifiers in 2017-2018 DECA Stock Market Game, provided by the SIFMA Foundation. Participants were challenged with developing and managing a virtual investment portfolio of stocks, bonds and mutual funds, with the aim of increasing the value of their portfolio, while maintaining its diversity.
Enya Lu, grade 11, was elected 2017-18 Silicon Valley DECA district president. This is very exciting news, as only one other Harker student has held such a prestigious position in DECA. Lu will be working with California state legislators, prominent business leaders and school administrators to pro
By Radhika Jain, grade 10 Harker DECA celebrated November (National DECA Month) this year with numerous chapter events intended to bring the school community together and excite members of the chapter for the upcoming DECA competitive season. Aside from hosting numerous activities, Harker DECA also completed the #DECAMonth Social Media Challenge by posting daily on handles, including Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat.
DECA would like to congratulate the following DECA members for being named finalists in this year's Herff Jones Marketing Results Challenge. As finalists, these teams will travel to Houston, Texas, this January to present their analysis, methodology and results to Herff Jones executives at the 2018 Herff Jones International Sales Conference.
In mid-November, Harker DECA chapter members attended the Western Region Leadership Conference (WRLC) in Phoenix. WRLC provided a perfect opportunity for students to gain tips for competitive success, learn through industry workshops and bond with one another. Keynote speakers at the grand opening
Members of the senior and junior classes will compete in the first upper school dodgeball finals in three years tomorrow in the athletics center during long lunch. The seniors and juniors beat the sophomores and the freshmen, respectively, during the first round of dodgeball games on Nov. 9 in the athletics center.
DECA members are attending their first conference of the year, the Western Region Leadership Conference (WRLC), in Phoenix, Arizona today and this weekend. Unlike in previous years, the students will not be attending the Leadership and Competitive Excellence (LACE) conference due to the fact that the Silicon Valley District Action Team, which hosted the LACE...
This press release was prepared by Radhika Jain, grade 10, DECA director of communications. From Aug. 21-22 more than 50 students attended Harker DECA's fourth annual DECA Launch, a program designed to introduce students to DECA and Harker's business and entrepreneurship programs and to prepare pot
This article prepared from a report by Shania Wang, grade 10, vice president of public relations for Harker's DECA chapter. Students in Harker's DECA chapter traveled to Anaheim for the 2017 International Career Development Conference (ICDC) this spring. The conference consisted of tough competitio
During the Grand Awards Session of the 2017 DECA International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, Calif., 82 individuals were recognized for their support of DECA's Annual Giving Campaign, Connect Where You Are. Thank you to the following donors: DECA Diamond Society $1,000+ David & Marsha Bock Nick Edwards Michael Garrett D.
During the Grand Awards Session of the 2017 Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, Calif., 82 individuals were recognized for their support of DECA's Annual Giving Campaign, Connect Where You Are. Thank you to the following donors: DECA Diamond Society $1,000+ David & Marsha Bock Nick Edwards Michael Garrett D.
DECA is pleased to announce the members of the 2017 An@heimLive Social Media Team. Team members will be responsible for sharing, tweeting, and posting the top stories and events during DECA's International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, Calif., this month. This year, DECA received almost 100 applications for the An@heimLive Social Media Team.
February is Career and Technical Education Month, and DECA chapters around the world celebrated in big ways this year! Meetings with policy makers, presentations to middle school students and future members, letter writing campaigns to community leaders and resolutions and proclamations by local governments were all part of several chapters' efforts to spread the word about DECA.
This report prepared by Shania Wang, grade 10, Harker DECA director of communications In early March more than 100 students from Harker's DECA chapter traveled to the Santa Clara Marriott to compete in the 2017 State Career Development Conference (SCDC). This four-day business conference featured c
This year, 106 upper school students attended the State Career Development Conference (SCDC) to compete with students in DECA chapters from all over California from Mar. 2 to 5 at the Santa Clara Marriott. Students competed in various events based on business management, hospitality, tourism, marketing, finance, and also participated in activities involving roleplays and...
DECA congratulates finalist teams in the first round of the 2016-2017 Virtual Business Challenge. The members below finished in the top two places of their respective region in the first of two qualifying rounds and have earned the opportunity to compete at the DECA International Career Development Conference; however, their eligibility to attend is based on the policies of their chartered association.
This article was prepared by Shania Wang, grade 10, Harker DECA director of communications. In early January, DECA chapter members competed in the 2017 Silicon Valley Career Development Conference (SVCDC). With 51 finalists and 23 top three winners, Harker earned first place in terms of wins per ca
Special to Harker News from Shania Wang, grade 10, Harker DECA director of communications. Harker DECA attended the first conference of the year, the Silicon Valley LACE (Leadership and Competitive Excellence) Conference, in mid-November. This conference included keynote speakers, event and industr
Special to Harker News from Shania Wang, grade 10, Harker DECA director of communications. Harker DECA celebrated November (National DECA Month) this year with several chapter events. Along with hosting numerous activities, Harker DECA also completed the #DECAMonth Social Media Challenge by posting
This article was prepared from a press release by Shania Wang, director of communications for Harker DECA. Harker DECA hosted a Parent Night in the Nichols Hall atrium and auditorium in early October to inform parents about the program, including the time commitment, conference details and opportu
This article originally appeared in the summer 2016 Harker Quarterly. By Zach Jones and William Cracraft Business and entrepreneurship (B.E.) and DECA students have been busy! DECA students attended and earned accolades at the International Career Development Conference in April and the State Car
The upper school's DECA program is one of the most popular and active groups on campus. Students travel to conventions, work out solutions to business scenarios and network with other students across the state and country. Here's an article by Shania Wang, the chapter's director of c
With the start of the new school year, Harker DECA in San Jose, Calif., aimed to recruit new members with two primary strategies: DECA Launch and the Beginner's Guide. From August 15 to 16, 2016, Harker DECA hosted its third annual DECA Launch, a competitive excellence program for students interested in anything related to business.
The Harker DECA officer team, 15 strong, attended the DECA Emerging Leader Summit (ELS) at the Hilton San Francisco Financial District in early July to partake in leadership workshops and develop as a team. Officers from all over the country traveled to San Francisco for leadership training, network
Twenty students and two advisors from the upper school's DECA chapter traveled to the 2016 International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Nashville, Tennessee, from April 22 to 27. For the first time in chapter history, a member placed in a roleplay event. Freshman Enya Lu received first place in her competition, Principles of Finance.
In late April, 20 students from Harker's DECA chapter attended the 2016 International Career Development Conference (ICDC) at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn., with great results! "The four-day business conference featured competitions with tough opponents, skill-building leadership academies and unforgettable experiences," said Shania Wang, grade 9, director of communications for DECA.
Harker DECA Excels at State Conference Almost 90 students traveled to San Diego in early March to compete with more than 2,000 other California DECA members at the State Career Development Conference. Harker garnered six first place wins, a pair of second place wins, a quartet of third place wins and more than a dozen additional top 10 awards.
In early March, 89 Harker students traveled to sunny San Diego to compete with over 2,000 other California DECA members at the State Career Development Conference.
Eighty-nine upper school students will attend the DECA State Career Development Conference (SCDC) in San Diego from Mar. 2-6. Upwards of 2,000 students from forty California high schools will come together to bring their business, leadership and finance skills to competition. In addition to competing, students will attend a dance, take advantage of networking opportunities...