Congratulations to the following students from South Forsyth High School who have advanced to the International Career Development Conference this upcoming April in Atlanta, GA!
Zoe Maisel, 3rd Place
Andrew Reilly, 1st Place
Kate Rives, 6th Place
Chase Purnell, 10th Place
Free Enterprise Economics
Jamie Colvin, 4th Place
Rithvik Rajavelu, 2nd Place
Daisy Little, 2nd Place
Giulia Carlton, 4th Place
Gabby Herick, 6th Place
Grace Ward, 9th Place
Georgia DECA has announced the finalists in each event that have advanced to ICDC in April. We would like to congratulate everyone who has advanced with South Forsyth DECA and everyone who competed at state competition with us.
For competitors advancing to ICDC, a $300 non-refundable payment is due on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 at 11:59 PM. No late payments will be accepted as we have to begin making reservations for the California trip. Payments will be made on MyPayments Plus.
South Forsyth DECA would like to congratulate the following role players for making it onto state competition:
South Forsyth DECA would like to congratulate all of those who placed at region competition today! We had 31 total wins, including nine 1st place wins, four 2nd place wins, and seven 3rd place wins. All of the students who placed are eligible to compete this February, at state competition in Atlanta.
At region, each competitor's role play score (2/3) was combined with their test score (1/3) to come up with their overall score. Once the scores were tabulated, they were ranked with students from Forsyth Central, Lambert, North Forsyth, and West Forsyth High School. 2016 was the first year that all of the schools were placed in a region together.
It is worth noting that team role-play and manual events start at the state level.
South Forsyth DECA announced competition sign-up details today; preparation will begin as early as September 15th, this year. Chapter manual teams need to see a marketing teacher as soon as possible because your preparation will begin earlier.
The mandatory competition meeting will take place on September 15th at 7:45 AM in the new War Eagle Dining Hall. Anyone who is thinking about competing needs to attend this meeting. You attendance does not mean you have to compete however, it is imperative that you attend if you plan on competing. In the meeting, you will get the logistics of this competition year and the details on how to sign up for events.
The competition sign-up will open immediately following the meeting, on sfhsdeca.com. If you are going to compete, you and your partner (if you have one) need to fill out the form together before September 24th. You will not be able to fill it out if all participants are not with you.
The Team Decision Making Qualifier Test will take place on October 12th, during IF and after school. Anyone who signs up for a TDM event as their number one choice is required to take this test. The top 21 average scores will move on to state testing in their respected events.
Region testing and competition dates are still TBD.
Congratulations to our ICDC competitors who placed in the top 20% at ICDC! If just one person from your team is below, the competitor listed scored a 70 or higher on the cluster exam.
Be ready to Own Your Future this year by getting a head start on your competitive events! Below are draft topics for the 2016-2017 business operations research events and professional selling and consulting events. Be sure to check the South Forsyth DECA website over the summer for official guidelines for 2016-2017.
Business Operations Research Event
The 2017 topic for each career category is the development or enhancement of a social, local, mobile (SoLoMo) strategy. Participants will collaborate with a local business or organization to analyze current social, local, mobile strategies and practices and then present a plan to improve social, local, mobile strategies and practices.
A major trend in marketing across industry sectors is an increased emphasis on social, local, mobile (SoLoMo). Businesses and organizations are re-balancing promotional dollars in order to utilize Geo-location technology, develop mobile apps, improve maneuverability, and alter communications strategies in order to more quickly and more effectively reach customers.
For 2016-207, you will assume the role of financial consultant. A client has scheduled a meeting with you because he/she looking to purchase or lease a new car. The client would like for you to share the pros and cons of both purchasing and leasing and make a recommendation that will have the most positive financial impact.
Hospitality and Tourism Professional Selling Event
For 2016-2017, you will assume the role of a sales manager for a destination management company (DMC). A non-profit meeting manager is planning a four-day meeting for its 25 board of directors in a downtown hotel. However, the meeting manager has asked your DMC to arrange for VIP airport transfers, and three nights of entertainment that takes advantage of the city’s unique culture.
Professional Selling Event
For 2016-2017, you will assume the role of a sales representative of a drone technology firm. A local real estate agent has scheduled a meeting with you because he/she has a desire to utilize drones to help his/her real estate business and wants to learn how your firm’s products and services ca be beneficial to his/her business.