Five MIHS DECA Students Are Finalists At International DECA Competition
Mercer Island, WA, April 26, 2023 - The MIHS DECA team just returned from the International DECA competition held in Orlando, Florida.
This event is the culmination of a year of competition where 22,000 qualifying DECA students from around the world competed in events that included research papers, start-up business projects, and case studies involving extemporaneous ‘pitch’ skills in front of teams of judges.
The MIHS team represented Mercer Island by bringing their ‘A’ game to these challenging events by exhibiting poise, determination, grit, creativity, and sheer hard work. There were 253 MIHS DECA students that began the year with the Area 3 DECA competition in January. Five MIHS students made it onto the stage as finalists in Orlando out of the 22,000 students that competed.
- Damon Marcou was a finalist with his International Business Plan
- Jessica Xing was a finalist in her Role Play 1 for Business Services Marketing
- Elisabeth Grove was a finalist as a top exam score for Food Marketing Series
- Keegan Wang was a finalist in his Role Play 1 for Food Marketing Series
- Kathy Shao was a finalist in both her Role Play 1 and 2 for Marketing Communication Series
Co-Advisor Jennifer McLellan, when asked to comment, said, “Thank you to all the parents, Mercer Island judges, mentors, MIHS administration, faculty, and our entire community who believe in these students and support them as they flex their developing business skills. We are so grateful.”
The MIHS Computer Repair Club is running a used technology donation drive on Saturday, December 9th from 1pm-4 pm at Mercer Island High School.
In October and November students at Crest Learning Center have been doing a multi-modal examination of Asian American experiences and history in the United States.
The student broadcasters at Mercer Island High School’s radio station, KMIH 88.9 The Bridge, have come away with three top honors at the annual John Drury Broadcasting Awards in Chicago.
On Monday, the Marching Band will appear on the Today Show on NBC. The band’s appearance on the Today Show will highlight their participation and performance in the parade. The Today Show can be seen on KING 5 starting at 7am. While exact times the band will be on are subject to change, it is anticipated the band segments on the Today Show will be at 8:30am and 8:52am.
FOX 13 Seattle shows Good Day Seattle and Studio 13 Live highlighted Mercer Island High School students, classes, and programs this morning with live segments on their shows.