By: Samantha Sabal
It was April 21st and we arrived to Salt Lake City late Friday the night before ready to explore, challenge ourselves through tests and presentations, but most of all ready to bring home some medals! We all prepared hard through training by student trainers and help from our great faculty advisors, Michelle Morin and Tony Fruzetti. DECA had some great events planned for the next few days, and our first official day with DECA they had an opening ceremony at the Energy Solutions Arena and even tickets to come back that evening to go to the Utah Jazz basketball game.
The next day we attended meetings on our different events to find out when we will present, as well as listen to people who work within the business of our interest. However, within my category, Advertising Campaigns, a prepared event, you needed to hand in your final document/paper for the judges to review before your presentations the following day. We found out that it needed to be done by 3PM and we were nowhere near ready to hand it in. A few other groups found themselves in the same position as us and had tons of work to do for their project as well. As I sat in and listened to the great speakers, my partner, Sam, had to rush to our room to finish the last touches to our project. Luckily we were about to get it printed and handed it in just in time.
|After the announcement of Top 12 finalists|
From Left to Right: Samantha Wilber, Professor Michelle Morin, and Samantha Sabal