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State attendees pictured from left are Ashlynn Headlee, Gabriella Santana-Bass, Liberty Huffman, Olivia Hamlow and Trusha Bhatt.

By way of Fort Dodge’s DECA plan Ashlyn Headlee has discovered firsthand organization expertise.

For the second straight year the Fort Dodge Senior Higher senior has been awarded the major prize and will attend the International Profession Improvement Conference.

“I’m super proud of her,” mentioned DECA advisor Amy Jaeschke. “She earned initial location final year and this will be her second trip to nationals.

“I’m proud of her commitment.”

Headlee and 4 other FDSH students competed at the DECA State Profession Improvement Conference at Southeast Polk Higher College.

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State award winners are pictured from left: Olivia Hamlow, Ashlyn Headlee and Trusha Bhatt.

Final year Headlee earned initial location and attended a trip with two other Dodgers in Georgia. Her initial location this year earned her a trip to Orlando, Florida, April 22 by way of April 25.

“Last year I went to Georgia with two other competitors from Fort Dodge Senior Higher,” Headlee mentioned. “It was super exciting and a terrific knowledge. I met new people today and had new experiences.

“This year I anticipate to have yet another trip exactly where I will meet a lot more people today as effectively as knowledge new factors.”

This year Headlee place collectively a presentation on cat meals.

“This year I was nervous about competitors so I decided to do two events,” Headlee mentioned. “My presentation was about a cat meals brand named Nulo and I suggested methods they could attain a lot more demographics and how substantially it would expense.”

DECA is a profession and technical education student organization that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for college and careers.

Also competing for Fort Dodge have been Olivia Hamlow, Trusha Bhatt, Liberty Huffman and Gabriella Santana-Bass.

Headlee was also named the Most Outstanding Promoting Chapter Member for FDSH.

Bhatt earned honorable mention in Entrepreneurship and Hamlow was also an honorable mention choice in Individual Monetary Literacy.

“I’m proud of all of our students who competed at the state level,” Jaeschke mentioned. “They worked truly difficult preparing for the competitors and it showed.

“They represented themselves and our college effectively.”

In addition to competing, the students heard from a speaker from the University of Iowa’s College

of Company, attended a leadership session facilitated by the University of Northern Iowa and

voted for state officers.

“It’s sort of funny, they didn’t consider they did as effectively as they did,” Jaeschke mentioned. “They have been shocked when they have been on stage.

“I do not consider they realized how very good their presentations truly have been.”

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