Eight DSU Students to Compete at National Collegiate DECA Competition

By Aubrey Seamons

The Dixie State University DECA team recently returned from the annual state competition. The competition was held at the Utah State University Logan campus, on February 11th and 12th. A group of eight students traveled with their advisor, Dr. Tamron Lee, to compete against other colleges and universities from around the state.

Making up less than nine percent of the total competition, the students from DSU dominated the field, bringing home a total of 25 medals. The state competition allows students to showcase their knowledge and skill through written exams, case study analysis, and prepared events, such as written business plans and marketing campaigns. Because of their hard work all competing DSU students qualified for the national competition.


"It is difficult to overstate just how amazing and unprecedented it was for the DSU DECA club to dominate the exams score category at the state event like they did! That amazing group won 60% of the statewide awards for best exam scores!" -Dr. Tamron Lee, DECA Advisor

With fifteen medals available for the exams at the competition, DSU students brought home nine medals. Which makes up 60% of the medals for that section. In addition to the medals won for exam scores, DSU brought home sixteen medals for the competitive events. Two first place, seven second place, as well as seven third place medals! Dr. Tamron Lee says, “I’m beyond proud of this group and can’t wait to see them compete at the national competition in April.”

It’s amazing that all eight of the students who competed for DSU qualified for the national competition by placing in the top three at state. The team has a lot to look forward to with the upcoming national competition in Maryland.