Sixteen area high school DECA chapters will compete Monday, December 10th, at Spokane Falls Community College during the annual Area 11 DECA Career Development Conference.

DECA is a national organization of marketing students that includes over 1,000 students at Cheney, Central Valley, Clarkston, Deer Park, East Valley, Ferris, Lakeside, Lewis & Clark, Mead, Mt. Spokane, North Central, Pullman, Rogers, Shadle Park, West Valley and University High Schools.

Students in grades 9-12 participate in dozens of presentation & written events focused on knowledge of business, marketing and 21st Century Skills, and are evaluated by local professionals.

Top finishers advance to the Washington State Career Development Conference in Bellevue February 28th through March 2.