DECA State Qualifiers


Last Wednesday, Nov. 30, several students from Mountain Vista High School attended districts for the club DECA.

“Districts consisted of a test and two role plays,” senior Abi Fisch said.

Fisch and her partner, senior Jordan Patierno, competed in Travel & Tourism at districts.

“I did way better at coming up with ideas than actually articulating them to the judge,” Patierno said. “That has been the nature of our partnership, I come up with the wild ideas and Abi puts them into words that make sense.”

At the end of districts, the state qualifiers in each category were announced. Fisch and Patierno ended up placing first in their category.

“We were one of the last names called, so naturally it was pretty nerve racking,” Patierno said. “But I was pretty confident we had made it, so it was more a feeling of relief than it was surprise.”