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Prince takes part in national DECA conference
LOUISA — Lawrence County High School student Rebekah Prince and DECA advisor Romana Short flew to Orlando, Fla., on April 25 for the annual DECA International Career Development Conference.

Prince placed third in the State Career Development Conference in apparel and accessories marketing, associate level, on March 12, qualifying her for international competition.

The international conference was held at the Orlando Convention Center April 26-29. For her competition, Prince met with officials for a briefing on Sunday, took a written exam on Monday morning, and role-played two scenarios depicting situations which an associate in a clothing store might encounter.

Meanwhile, Short worked with DECA members from all around the country who were competing in the event of entrepreneurship participating. In their free time, both enjoyed tasting free samples, collecting free giveaways, and gathering new fundraising ideas for their chapter at the various exhibition booths. The many educational sponsors also introduced new instructional materials.

For many years, National DECA has been a major supporter for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. During the first General Session, MDA's national youth chairman, singer-songwriter Billy Gilman, made a personal appearance.

DECA ICDC next year will be held in Nashville, Tenn.

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