Six R.L. Turner HS students advance to National DECA competition

Six students from R.L. Turner HS recently advanced to the National D.E.C.A (Distributive Education Clubs of America) competition after qualifying at the state level. Turner had 28 students attend the state competitions in Houston. 

The following students will move on to compete at the ICDC (International Career Development Conference) in Anaheim, CA this April. (Pictured from left to right)

  • Aniruth Anathanarayanan

  • Dhruv Pal

  • Rayaan Salma

  • Sanjana Arudala

  • Krish Mali (DECA President)

  • Arav Saluja.

“This is a huge accomplishment for our students,” said Micah Boyd, R.L. Turner DECA Sponsor. “Texas DECA has one of the largest chapters and the state competition consists of more than 7,000 students competing.”

At the ICDC, students will compete with high-level students from around the world. During the school year, approximately 100,000 of DECA’s 160,000 high school student members take part in the organization’s competitive events program, allowing them to compete for local, regional and state titles. The competitions are designed to simulate real-life business scenarios and test students’ academic understanding and skills development. 

“Turner is proud to represent CFBISD and we look forward to bringing home an award from the national competition,” Boyd said.

DECA’s mission is to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. The program is currently offered at multiple CFBISD high schools. 

To learn more about the DECA program, please visit the DECA website.