PHARR – Thirteen students from PSJA Southwest Early College High School and PSJA Memorial Early College High School recently qualified for the Texas DECA State Career Development Competition that will be held in Dallas later this year. Both teams advanced after competing at the regional DECA District 1 Career Development Conference held Jan. 18 at the McAllen Convention Center.

 

 

 

DECA is a student non-profit organization that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

 

 

 

This year, a total of 11 PSJA Southwest ECHS students will be competing at the State level along with three from PSJA Memorial Early College High School. The following students advanced in their respective categories:

 

 

 

 

Name

 

Grade

 

School

 

Category

 

Julissa Caballero

 

12

 

PSJA Southwest ECHS

 

Principles of Marketing

 

Miguel Carlos

 

12

 

PSJA Southwest ECHS

 

Sports and Entertainment Marketing

 

Alessander Maldonado

 

10

 

PSJA Southwest ECHS

 

Apparel and Accessories Marketing

 

Angel Martinez

 

11

 

PSJA Southwest ECHS

 

Principles of hospitality and tourism

 

Sonia Mata

 

11

 

PSJA Southwest ECHS

 

Advertising Campaign

 

Kassandra Moreno

 

10

 

PSJA Southwest ECHS

 

Business Service Marketing

 

Yesenia Padron

 

12

 

PSJA Southwest ECHS

 

Principles of Marketing

 

Alejandro Rocha

 

12

 

PSJA Southwest ECHS

 

Principles of Business Management

 

Kevin Torres

 

12

 

PSJA Southwest ECHS

 

Apparel and Accessories Marketing

 

Sidney Salinas

 

11

 

PSJA Southwest ECHS

 

Advertising Campaign

 

Karina Padron

 

12

 

PSJA Southwest ECHS

 

Advertising Campaign

 

Armando Guevara

 

11

 

PSJA Memorial ECHS

 

Franchise Business Plan

 

Jay Newman

 

12

 

 

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