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May 2017

Three HHS Students to

Compete at DECA Nationals

Harrison High School students,  Brett Silber, Adam Eljamal, and Matthew Schwartz, will be competing at the National DECA Competition, better known as ICDC's (International Career Development Center).  These three students have earned the right to compete at ICDC's after earning the opportunity to represent their association/school at qualifying events.  The competition will take place on April 26th - April 30th and is being held in Anaheim, California.


Senior Adam Eljamal and junior Matthew Schwartz will be competing in an event titled “Buying and Merchandising Team Decision Making.” Junior Brett Silber will be competing in an event titled “Restaurant and Food Services.” The students will be asked to solve a role play scenario and complete a series of exams.


In order to help DECA members prepare for their competitions, Matthew Schwartz (President of DECA) and Adam Eljamal (Vice-President of DECA) have implemented new creative ideas in their weekly meetings in order to take the DECA team to new levels.  They have created, practiced, and critiqued members of the club in practice role plays in order to help students prepare for the competitions and real-world experiences.  The changes have been appreciated by members of the club and this year Harrison has over 100 DECA members, in one of the biggest clubs of the high school.


Brett Silber will be attending the ICDC conference this year and following in the footsteps of his older brother, Jared Silber. Jared, a 2016 graduate of Harrison High School and currently attending the University of Michigan, attended the ICDC conference in Orlando, Florida two years ago.