South Forsyth High School’s DECA team dominated a recent state competition.
The chapter, the state’s largest, brought more than 100 students to the event, with 82 of them qualifying for the international competition next month in Salt Lake City.
“I could not be more proud of my students,” said Kate Pniewski, DECA adviser and marketing teacher. “I am so excited to have such a huge success my first year teaching. I am extremely lucky to work with dedicated, veteran teachers my first year.”
Pniewski was joined by fellow marketing instructors Debra Moore and Nancy Ruff during the three-day conference Feb. 23-25.
Senior Amanda Schriener, who has competed in the event all four years of high school, said the experience has been amazing.
“Placing first at state and having the state’s largest membership has been indescribable, and I cannot wait until internationals in Salt Lake City,” she said.
It was the first competition for sophomore Isaiah Williams, who described it as a “fantastic opportunity to show the state my professional and business skills in a competitive environment.”
“Bringing home a win for South Forsyth DECA has been a mind-blowing experience,” he said.