Irving ISD will be represented by 41 students at the 2021 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 virtually at state in February:

MacArthur High School

  • Tori Arellano, Project Management Community Awareness
  • Sneha Barma, Project Management Financial Literacy 
  • Chelsea Castro, Buying and Merchandising Operations Research 
  • Dea’John Evans, Accounting Applications Series
  • Jenifer Flores, Innovation Plan
  • Edward Fuentes, Restaurant and Food Service Management
  • Karyna Guerrero, Innovation Plan
  • Jessica Hernandez, Project Management Financial Literacy
  • Sofia Hurtado, Project Management Career Development
  • Ka’naja King, Project Management Career Development
  • Ryder Leclair, Financial Consulting
  • Ellia Martin, Buying and Merchandising Operations Research
  • Milton Pereira, Innovation Plan
  • Akram Qadri, Project Management Community Awareness
  • Christopher Reitmeyer, Project Management Community Awareness
  • Andrea Reyes, Project Management Financial Literacy
  • Maggie Sanders, Marketing Communications Series

Irving High School

  • Mindy Coreas, Marketing Communications
  • Dania Cruz, Apparel and Accessories Marketing
  • Ruby Martinez, Business Services Marketing
  • Aaliyah Ricks, Principles of Business Management and Administration
  • Anadria Robinson, Retail Merchandising
  • Jeremy Vasquez, Personal Financial Literacy

Nimitz High School

  • Magaly Almaraz, Project Management Sales
  • Sebastian Benitez, Project Management: Career Development
  • Kimberly Buruca, Project Management Community Giving
  • Bryan Canizales,  Project Management Financial Literacy
  • Christopher Clark, Project Management Community Giving
  • Samantha Cruz, Project Management Sales
  • Genesis DeLeon,  Project management Business Solutions
  • Daniel Gonzalez, Innovation Plan
  • Abigail Hernandez, Innovation Plan
  • Maria Jaimes, Project Management Community Giving
  • Julio Marin-Cruz, Project Management Career Development
  • Caleb Martinez, Operations Research
  • Julissa Narvaiz, Innovation Plan
  • Jose Ochoa, Innovation Plan
  • Cindy Ramirez, Operations Research
  • Paola Reynoso, Project Management Career Development
  • Lexie Santoya, Project Management Community Giving
  • Vanessa Soto,  Project Management Community Giving

Best of luck at state!