DECA represents LP at the Glenwood Springs Invitational Meet

DECA in Denver

DECA in Denver

Allison McPike, Ranger Review Reporter

On October 7th, DECA went to the Glenwood Springs invitational and competed against sixteen other schools. The two-day event included over 700 students who all participated to take home the highest titles.

DECA stands for Distributive Education Clubs of America. In a DECA meet, students receive a prompt, and have about thirty minutes to create a business plan and present it in front of a panel of judges.

Out of the hundreds of students involved, Lewis-Palmer representatives took home six first place titles. Seniors Jamie Falvo and Spencer Shuman and juniors Armand Trujillo, Andrew Allen, Michaela Smith, and sophomore Hank Parsons all received a first place award.

“My favorite part was winning my award. It was presented to me on stage in front of all my competition,” Parsons said.

His prompt was to create a business that advertised a clothing line for Frontier Airlines. Parsons and his partner, Smith constructed a company called Fast Flyers that sold the clothes.

The meet involved more than just the competitions, though. Students got to stay in Glenwood Springs Hotel, go swimming in the hot springs and spend time with their friends.

The next step for the team is to qualify for Districts in November at The Double Tree Hotel. Past years have shown that many students from LP will continue on from this meet and compete at the State conference at the Broadmoor Hotel.