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UNLV DECA Hosts First Annual Nevada DECA Competition Scrimmage!

On Saturday, December 13th the UNLV DECA chapter hosted a competition scrimmage for high school members to hone their skills. This first annual event invited all local chapters to compete against each other. DECA members were given a choice between several different team and individual events that they would lead them to present their role play(s) in front of a business professional. Before the closing ceremonies, students were then able to hear what judges felt about their role plays and receive advice on what to do differently and what they did well.

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There were also a variety of workshops throughout the day. A competition training workshop was presented by Curtis Haley right after the Opening Session for all attendees to participate in. Here members learned the importance of organizing a role-play presentation before the judge. Curtis also went into depth about using the acronym DECA when covering performance indicators in a presentation (Define, Examples, Connect, Above and beyond). Other workshops that were also held for those who wanted to attend throughout the day. Some UNLV instructors lead presentations as well. Cristina Aldan from Lucky Girls Designs attended as well. She had a workshop that went over the importance of maintaining your brand on any and all social media.

Throughout the day the State Officers that were present at the competition training were walking around and taking pictures with members there. Over and over again members were talking about how happy they were to be there and to get the chance to practice role plays in front of an actual judge before the State Career Development Conference. The Nevada DECA State Officer Team is extremely thankful for UNLV DECA for hosting the scrimmage and look forward to seeing more members take advantage of the competition trainings in the future.

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