High school scholars capture international franchising's prize; while many students were giving serious consideration to their spring break plans, some high school scholars were realizing the benefits of a different type of strategic planning.
Three high school students were recognized recently for producing the best paper on "Franchising and Entrepreneurship" at DECA's 2005 International Career Development Conference held in Anaheim, Calif. this spring. The annual contest is conducted annually by the International Franchise Association Educational Foundation and DECA DeCA Defense Commissary Agency (US DoD)
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DECA Defense and Economic Cooperation Agreement , with sponsorship from 7-Eleven. Since 1995, the foundation has sponsored an annual student franchising competition with more than 5,000 DECA high school chapters throughout the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. .
The students received scholarships and trophies in recognition of their accomplishments. Quimby received a $1,000 scholarship, Ware got $500 and Wescott was awarded $250.
More than 7,000 DECA students and advisors participated in the annual conference in 38 separate competitive events.
The competition provides a "franchise business theme" poster and educational materials to DECA chapters in high schools and vocational schools. The 2students participate in a contest which requires them to prepare a nine-page prospectus on a franchise business concept, a business plan and request for financing, plus a 20-minute oral presentation. The student projects are judged at the local and state levels, and the winners compete at the international level.
DECA is an international association of marketing students with 185,000 members across the United States, Canada, Germany and the U.S. Territories. Its co-curricular programs are integrated into local high school marketing education programs to teach young people about business skills and standards.
The winners of the international competition are:
Douglas Quimby of Walt Whitman High School For the school in South Huntington, New York, see .
Walt Whitman High School is a public secondary institution serving roughly the western part of Bethesda--an unincorporated suburban area of Washington, DC, in Montgomery County, Maryland. , Huntington Station Huntington Station, uninc. town (1990 pop. 28,247), Suffolk co., SE N.Y., on the north shore of Long Island. The town has a diverse manufacturing base and is located near a popular vacation and fishing area on Long Island's north shore. , N.Y.
Tierra Ware of Reynoldsburg High School, Reynoldsburg, Ohio Reynoldsburg is a city in Fairfield, Franklin, and Licking counties in the U.S. state of Ohio. The population was 32,069 at the 2000 census; a 2006 estimate reported a population of 33,076.
Robert Wescott of Inglemoor High School Inglemoor High School is a public high school located in Kenmore, Washington. It is one of the largest high schools in the state of Washington and has an average of 23.4 students per teacher. , Redmond, Wash.
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