On February 25 and 26, students from Salem Hills High School’s DECA chapter traveled to Layton, Utah and competed at the State DECA Career Development Conference. This two-day event was filled with leadership training workshops, competitive events, and social activities. Eight students participated in four different categories. Competitors included: Zack Beck (Hotel and Lodging Management), DeBryn Saunders (Sports and Entertainment Marketing), Jennica Dutson and Elizabeth Leach (Business Law and Ethics Team Event), Alyssa Wood and Logan Bennett (Business Law and Ethics Team Event). Yuriko Nagao and Delite Orton served as “service associates” for the event. Congratulations go to Zack Beck, who placed 8th in Hotel and Lodging Management. In addition, Logan Bennett and Alyssa Wood, placed 3rd, in the team event of Business Law and Ethics which qualified them to attend the International DECA Career Development Conference, held in Louisville Kentucky April 23 through April 28. Logan and Alyssa had the opportunity to compete at the national conference, along with 11,000 students, representing 5,000 chapters, from around the world. DECA is an association of marketing students. Salem Hills’ DECA Chapter wishes to thank their advisor Shauna Whittekiend, Salem Hills High School, and many others throughout the community, for their generous support of the DECA program. The following businesses sponsored student travel to Louisville: Temkin International, Shepherd’s Foods, Shepherd’s Poultry Farms, Capital Community Bank, Crisp’s Grocery, and Drew Briney--Attorney at Law.