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NVHS DECA Member Earns Recognition in Stock Market Game

Reported by beth_knuth@ipsd.org on 1/11/22

Calvin Yi, Neuqua Valley DECA member, received 12th place recognition in the central region during the 2021-2022 DECA Stock Market Game, an online competition hosted by DECA Inc. and administered by the SIFMA Foundation.

DECA members were challenged with developing and managing a virtual investment portfolio of stocks, bonds and mutual funds, with the aim of increasing the value of their portfolio, while maintaining its diversity. Rankings were based on the percentage growth above or below the value of the S&P 500.

The top 25 teams in each DECA region qualify to present their portfolio during the 2022 DECA International Career Development Conference (ICDC) this April in Atlanta, Georgia. In the ICDC competitive event, teams will defend their investment decisions with a written document describing their project and a 15-minute oral presentation.

DECA’s online events provide opportunities for students to participate in online simulations to learn how to invest in the stock market, manage personal finances, or operate a business venture.

About DECA Inc.
DECA is a career and technical student organization that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs who are interested in careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. DECA enhances the preparation for college and careers by providing co-curricular programs that integrate into classroom instruction, apply learning, connect to business and promote competition. DECA student members leverage their DECA experience to become academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders. DECA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with more than 225,000 members in 4,000 high school and college chapters in all 50 United States, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico and Germany.

For more information about DECA, visit https://www.deca.org/.

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