Winning Streaks for DECA


220 Franklin DECA students competed in districts on January 5th and 6th Franklin and around 70 students moved on to states, which was located at the Hynes Convention Center from March 9-11.

Two new awards will be added to all of DECA’s successes. Photo taken by Paul Cadenhead

Students at states competed in their events, visited workshops, and explored shops nearby. On the first day, Franklin and all of the other high schools competing were welcomed in an opening ceremony. Franklin DECA received acknowledgment under the category of “thrive” with two awards: Membership Campaign and Chapter Campaigns. On the second day, students competed in their events depending on their slot time. When students were not competing in their event, they visited multiple workshops about future careers in business, money spending, inflation, etc.

Mass DECA organized a couple of fun events called DECA after dark for the students like cornhole, dancing, and karaoke. These events connected everyone from different schools together in a fun and inclusive environment.

Aradhya Garg is a state officer for Massachusetts DECA. Photo taken by Paul Cadenhead

Franklin DECA congratulates Aradhya Garg for his contribution to Mass DECA as a state officer over the past year. Mr. Cadenhead, Franklin DECA’s current advisor, Tweeted, “A big congrats to our outgoing state officer, Aradhya Garg! Your leadership and guidance for our program has been invaluable. Your advisor can safely say that you have helped me out more times than I can count. We are so proud of you!!”

Finally on the last day, Saturday, the grand award ceremony was held. Around 14 students qualified as the top 10 finalists and moved on to DECA nationals on April 7th. Congratulations to all winners!