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Prep’s DECA Club Secure State and National Success

DECA is a not-for-profit career and technical student organization that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management in high schools and colleges worldwide. In our second year, Santa Fe Prep’s DECA Club is thrilled to announce a remarkable achievement. All nine of our teams have successfully qualified for the state tournament, showcasing their talent in role-play scenarios and written tests. Out of these nine teams, a stellar four have clinched their spots in the state finals. Additionally, these four teams have not only secured a place in the state finals but have also punched their tickets to the national competition in sunny Anaheim, California in late April.

Congratulations to our national-bound superstars:

 • Cassi Serna ’24 and Lilly Putnam ’25 – First Place
 • Gordon Zang ’25 and Jackson Friedland ’25 – First Place
 • Crystal Hong ’25 and Weston Stump ’25 – First Place
 • Grace Canfield ’25 and Steck Harwood ’26 – 3rd Place

The victories don’t end there—Cassi Serna and Crystal Hong have also been honored with medals for outstanding written exam scores. Congratulations to DECA advisor Bruce Sachs and all our DECA club participants!