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Tyee Campus: ● Thirty Global Connections students from Tyee Campus competed in the DECA state conference in Bellevue in March.

Eleven Tyee DECA students qualify for international competition

AT&T and Alaska Airlines helping the marketing students get there

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These young people know business. Eleven students from Global Connections High School on Tyee Campus are headed to the DECA international competition in Anaheim, California April 25-30. Alaska Airlines is donating four round-trip tickets to kick off the effort to help them get there.

The students qualified for the DECA International Career Development Conference (ICDC) at the DECA state competition in Bellevue, where 30 Global Connections students competed on March 2-4. The AT&T Aspire mentorship program donated almost $10,000 to help students prepare and get to the state level.

It will cost about $1,400 for each student to attend the international conference. Students are brainstorming how to raise funds for the remaining tickets. In 2016, various organizations stepped in and raised $22,000 to help students attend the international event.

DECA is a non-profit student organization that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. DECA provides students the opportunity to apply the marketing skills they learn in class to hands-on projects in and out of class.

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