Vision

To foster the development of professional social skills, to promote an attitude for success, and to cultivate critical thinking in the context of private enterprise.

Mission

To provide Carmel High School students with a channel to excel in the knowledge, understanding, and practice of business by establishing a competitive platform that prepares students for success beyond DECA. 

Accomplishments

Since 2015, Carmel DECA has experienced tremendous success at the International Career Development Conference:

  • 100 Carmel DECA students (44 groups) have placed TOP 10 IN THE WORLD in their specific categories
  • 39 Carmel DECA students (16 groups) have placed TOP 3 IN THE WORLD in their specific categories
  • 15 Carmel DECA students (7 groups) have been crowned WORLD CHAMPIONS in their specific categories

2018: The Era of Marchese

8th Largest DECA Chapter in the World

Indiana State Champions (Although team scores are no longer tracked officially)

126 ICDC Qualifiers

48 ICDC Finalists

33 Top 10 ICDC Finishers

1st in the World
Osaretin Ogbeide, Cassidy Jiang, and Joanna Zhang
Financial Literacy Promotion Event

1st in the World
AJ Sorkin abd Dean Sofianopoulos
Startup Business Plan

2nd in the World
Anthony Zoccola, Gowthaman Manikandan, and Drake Wang
Entrepreneurship Promotion Event

2nd in the World
Akio Fujita, Srineeth Challa, and Kavin Rajendran
Business Services Operations Research Event

3rd in the World
Meredith Black and Delaney Tejcek
Buying and Merchandising Operations Research Event

3rd in the World
Carly Chia and Danial Tajwer
Financial Services Operations Research Event

4th in the World
Sarah McDanell
Accounting Series Event

4th in the World
Crystal Xue
Personal Financial Literacy Event

5th in the World
Kate Reinke and Claire Given
Business Services Operations Research Event

5th in the World
Ben Goldberg, Robbie Levine, and Joey Mendoza
Business Services Operations Research Event

6th in the World
Loraine Lee and Amy Tian
International Business Plan

7th in the World
Noah Huber, Amit Kannan, and Keith Money
International Business Plan

7th in the World
Audra Marchese, Geetika Gogineni, and Maddie Gaumer
School Based Enterprise (Food Operations)

9th in the World
Tara Kandallu
Hotel and Lodging Series Event

9th in the World
Paul Klinger and Vikram Udayan
Advertising Campaign

2017: The Era of Seketa, Deady, and Scott

8th Largest DECA Chapter in the World

Indiana State Champions (Although team scores are no longer tracked officially)

131 ICDC Qualifiers

31 ICDC Finalists

27 Top 10 ICDC Finishers

1st in the World
Kathryn Scott and Jack Segal
Creative Marketing Project

1st in the World
Donald Duncan and Trevor Davis
Independent Business Plan

2nd in the World
Riley Deam, Claire Heger, and Sydney Glazier
Financial Literacy Promotion Plan

4th in the World
Meredith Paul
Hospitality and Tourism Professional Selling

5th in the World
Meredith Black & Delaney Tejcek
Buying & Merchandising Operations Research Event

5th in the World
Mitchel Adzema, Adam Gostomelsky, & Jackson Holforty
Community Service Project

5th in the World
William Carlson, John Hokanson, & Nick Shaffer (*Donahue)
Hospitality & Tourism Operations Research Event

6th in the World
Chase Scanlon, Liam Swain, & Sebby Thatcher
Business Services Operations Research Event

6th in the World
Jamie Mendoza & Joseph Mendoza
Hospitality & Tourism Operations Research Event

7th in the World
Hannah Costlow & Victoria Lents
Hospitality Services Team Decision Making Event

8th in the World
Charlie Peretich & Mitch Jensen
Business Growth Plan

8th in the World
Ruchal Desai & Mili Das
Buying & Merchandising Operations Research Event
 

2016: The Shakeel Dynasty

7th Largest DECA Chapter in the World

Indiana District 4/5 Champions

Indiana State Champions (Although team scores are no longer tracked officially)

156 ICDC Qualifiers

29 ICDC Finalists

21 Top 10 ICDC Finishers

1st in the World
Jessica Deady and Rachel Sorensen
Public Relations Project

1st in the World
Molly O'Connor
Hospitality & Tourism Operations Research Event

3rd in the World
Miles Minnaar and Alisha Patel
Buying & Merchandising Operations Research Event

4th in the World
Aneesh Luthra and Grace Marchese
Independent Business Plan

5th in the World
Alessandro Thielmann, Drew Tocci, and Jonathan Livermore
International Business Plan

5th in the World
Connor Barclay and Michael Okun
Hospitality Services Team Decision Making Event

6th in the World
Isabelle Connell, Julianna Merry, and Kathryn Scott
Hospitality & Tourism Operations Research Event

6th in the World
Sydney Clark and Annie Kozak
Community Service Project

7th in the World
Swetha Nakshatri and Sarah Tinaphong
Buying & Merchandising Operations Research Event

8th in the World
Shakeel Zia and Akshar Patel
Learn and Earn Project

2015: The Era of Matsuki and Garg

6th Largest DECA Chapter in the World

Indiana District 4/5 Champions

Indiana State Champions

106 ICDC Qualifiers

29 ICDC Finalists

19 Top 10 ICDC Finishers

1st in the World
Madison Feigh, Maria Awad, and Sydney Clark
Community Service Project

2nd in the World
Mark Matsuki, Zak Grove, and Sam Johnson
Learn and Earn Project

2nd in the World
Joy Huang, Cameron Martin, and Tyler Burdon
Sports and Entertainment Promotion Plan

3rd in the World
Aneesh Luthra, Samantha Blankenship, and Nick Spencer
Business Services Operations Research Event

4th in the World
Lily Klootwyk, Samantha McKenzie, and Olivia Robertson (MoGo)
Innovation Plan

6th in the World
Mairi McDonald
Restaurant and Food Services Series Event

8th in the World
Spandan (Spandizzle) Garg
Business Finance Series Event

8th in the World
Shakeel Zia and Akshar Patel
International Business Plan

2014: The Changing Tide

Indiana District 4/5 Champions

2nd Place at Indiana State

31 ICDC Qualifiers

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