Brief: DECA competes at internationals

Natalie Eberhard, Staff Reporter

Instead of attending the elegant prom, Perry’s DECA chapter traveled to Orlando, Florida for a week of International competition. ICDC, DECA’s  International Career Development Conference  offers students across the world opportunity to compete and attend leadership conferences. This year fourteen students from Perry attended with seven of those students competing. Students competed with other members from across the world. Three of Perry’s students finished in the top 20 percent of their competitions along with the club’s president  winning a scholarship. Senior Bari Richardson earned a scholarship of $4,000 from the Harry A. Applegate organization funded by DECA Inc. Although no students from Perry were finalists this year, the members are looking forward to competing again next year.