Irving ISD will be represented by 42 students at the 2023 DECA State Competition. DECA, short for Distributive Education Clubs of America, prepares high school students for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. Students who qualify for the state competition participate in an evaluation process based on their career cluster. The process involves a written assessment and an interactive portion judged by industry professionals. Students who win at the state level advance to nationals.

Congratulations to the following Irving ISD students who have qualified to compete at state in March:

MacArthur High School 

Camille Carrington

Angelo Figueroa

Sharmell Garcia

Jennifer Guevara

Marion Hawkins

Peter Ivanov

Lesly Meza

Kalinda Nguyen

Alyssa Silva

Christopher Spann

Sutton Smith


Irving High School 

Jahaira Amaya

William Alexis Molina

Fatima Benavides

Jesse Garcia

Evelyn Vega Hernandez

Mayra Ponce

Kathy Santiago


Nimitz High School 

Sol Almarez

Daniela Angeles

Abril Cardona

Marlen Cordova

Oscar Cruz

Jada Gardner

Kashayla Gay

Daniel Gonzales

Daisy Jacobs

Francesco Lara

Abigail Lovos

Selena Mata

Rachel Medrano

Jonathan Morado

David Nieto Sayes

Tyler Nguyen

Xiomara Ortiz

Angel Rodriguez

Jared Romero

Bianca Soto

Phimmachanh Thammavong

Juan Valdez

Thomas Vo

Zaylin Washington


Best of luck at state!