Mon. Mar 27th, 2023

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

Via Fort Dodge’s DECA plan Ashlyn Headlee has discovered firsthand business enterprise understanding.

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

“I’m super proud of her,” stated DECA advisor Amy Jaeschke. “She earned 1st 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 1st location and attended a trip with two other Dodgers in Georgia. Her 1st location this year earned her a trip to Orlando, Florida, April 22 by means of April 25.

“Last year I went to Georgia with two other competitors from Fort Dodge Senior Higher,” Headlee stated. “It was super enjoyable and a fantastic expertise. I met new men and women and had new experiences.

“This year I count on to have a further trip exactly where I will meet additional men and women as nicely as expertise new issues.”

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 stated. “My presentation was about a cat meals brand referred to as Nulo and I suggested strategies they could attain additional demographics and how a lot 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 Advertising Chapter Member for FDSH.

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

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

“They represented themselves and our college nicely.”

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

of Business enterprise, 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 nicely as they did,” Jaeschke stated. “They have been shocked when they have been on stage.

“I do not consider they realized how superior their presentations basically have been.”

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