CAMAS — Camas High School DECA members recently were recognized at the organization’s Virtual International Career Development Conference. The Camas club competed against 13,000 other DECA students in the program that aims to simulate real-life business scenarios to test students’ academic understanding and skills development. Students who placed included Karli Kiesenhofer, third for quick-serve restaurant management; Akshaya Sakala and Madelin McArthur, sixth for sports and entertainment operations research; Ria Patel and Jasmine Domenech, seventh for buying and merchandising operations research; Josef Kiesenhofer and Neha Ravi were finalists for project management career development; Adrian Soh a finalist for automotive services management; and Madhuri Parasa a finalist for retail management services. “Although this year has been odd, I have learned so much and would like to thank our advisers, and my fellow chapter members, for everything they have done for me and Camas DECA this year. I look forward to helping mentor students just as I was mentored and I can’t wait to build up Camas DECA with the rest of the officer team and DECA chapter,” Kiesenhofer said. 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. For more information, visit www.deca.org.