Juanita High School DECA student to compete at international competition
March 29, 2012 · 5:55 PM
Juanita High School DECA students are excited to be sending Eric Shinstrom to the DECA International Career Conference.
“Juanita is very proud to be represented by Eric at DECA Nationals. He is a wonderful young man with a very bright future ahead of him,” said Gary Moed, principal.
Top DECA students from around the state competed at the DECA State Career Development Conference on March 3-5 for the right to compete at the DECA International Career Development Conference.
More than 16,000 DECA high school students, advisors and business partners will converge in Salt Lake City at the end of April for this important event.
Eric Shinstrom was the 6th-place winner in the Principles of Marketing category. He is studying and preparing to compete against top DECA students internationally.
Eric’s parents, Steve and Patty Shinstrom, are very excited for Eric.
“He has always had strong speaking and persuasive skills. DECA has been a great experience for him to use his attributes and shine. We are watching him grow at a rapid pace and see his self-esteem increasing. Thanks for encouraging him,” they said.
Eric is excited too, saying, “I can’t believe it! I placed 6th out of 180 people. Our team is so new, without much time to plan and prepare. I am so excited to go to Salt Lake City!”