Learning briefs

Dakota College at Bottineau DECA chapter excels

Members of Dakota College at Bottineau’s DECA chapter won awards at the North Dakota Collegiate DECA Career Development Conference held in Fargo Feb. 9-10.

Cody Brooks and Cody Milliken took first place in the sports and entertainment marketing case study competition. Evan Alexius placed fourth in the travel and tourism business simulation. Blayd Sanders competed in the restaurant and food service management business simulation.

The students are now eligible to travel to Washington, D.C., with their adviser, Keri Keith, to represent Dakota College at Bottineau. The conference allows students to network with thousands of students, advisors and business leaders from around the world as well as compete at the international level.

Evan Alexius was also an Outstanding Student Award recipient for his hard work and dedication to the Dakota College at Bottineau DECA Chapter.

The mission of Collegiate DECA is to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management.

Bishop Ryan speakers qualify for state competition

Bishop Ryan Catholic School students Monica Anderson and Dominic Anderson have both qualified for the state speech competition.

Monica Anderson qualified for state in extemporaneous prose reading during a recent meet in Velva. She also placed third in poetry interpretation and humorous interpretation at the same meet.

Dominic Anderson qualified for the state competition in storytelling at a recent meet in Washburn.

Students Erin MacLeod, Virginia Reynolds and Keaton Smith also placed at the Velva meet, and students Hannah Steward and Maddie Lipp also won awards at the Washburn meet.