Five La Porte High School students will advance to the state Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) competition Feb. 28 through March 2 after earning top honors at the district contest.
The students competed at the DECA district Career Development competition Jan. 26 and 27 at the Marriott-Sugar Land Town Square.
Jocelyn (Jade) Guzman will advance to the state competition in the sports and entertainment individual series event. Shakeria Woods and Aime Orozco will compete in the buying and business ethics team event at state. Andrew Day and Bryan Guice will participate in the sports and entertainment marketing team event. At the district event, students competed with over 1,000 students and 33 schools.
The state competition will be held in Corpus Christi at The American Bank Center. Nekeba George is the DECA sponsor. Other teachers who helped prepare the competitors during mock competitions are Kathy Richard, Sharion Parker, Danny Seibert and Jaime Licon.