Feb 12th, 2015 @ 2:14 pm | Author: Greg Vanney
Valley City State University DECA students successfully competed at the North Dakota Collegiate DECA State Conference held Feb. 8–9 in Fargo.

Participating for VCSU were Staci Hovland, a junior from Buffalo, N.D.; Carson Sorby, a freshman from Valley City; Dillon Thomas, a sophomore from Kalispell, Mont.; and Madelyn Zane, a junior from Newburg, N.D.

VCSU swept the Sales Presentation event with Sorby winning the event, Zane placing second and Thomas coming in third.

In the Business to Business Marketing event, the team of Hovland and Sorby placed second.

Zane also placed second in the Management Meeting competition and finished sixth in Retail Management.

Thomas finished fourth in the Human Resources event, and Sorby was fourth in the Banking and Financial Service events.

Each of the VCSU students will go on to compete at the Collegiate DECA International Conference to be held April 18–21 in Orlando, Fla.

Zane is completing a 2014–15 term as a state vice president; Sorby was elected to a state vice president position for 2015–16.

Advisors for the VCSU Collegiate DECA are business instructors Amber Aberle and Heidi Larson.

Collegiate DECA, a student-driven organization, values competence, innovation, integrity and teamwork, and helps hone skills in marketing, finance, hospitality, management and entrepreneurship. Conferences and other activities give students unique access to internships, scholarships, competition and professional networking opportunities.