OHS students represent at district DECA conference 

Chloe Chumbler serves as Orono’s District Officer Representative. (Submitted photo)

Wayzata High School hosted the DECA District VI Conference pitting 608 participants from seven west metro schools against one another.

At the conference, Orono’s DECA chapter, consisting of 100 juniors and seniors, brought their exemplary projects to the conference in hopes of qualifying for state meet in their events. DECA is club program in schools across the world that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in business and marketing.

The students competed for a one of the coveted spots qualifying the competitor for the Minnesota State DECA Conference, which they could obtain by placing in the top eight of their event categories. The Orono delegation represented themselves well, advancing 60 state qualifiers, 32 double qualified and five students triple qualified.

The senior triple qualifiers include Paige Condon, Claire Hrusovsky, Maddie Marquis, Jacob Ragan and Molly Swenson.

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