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Bethel Park students top at DECA state conference

Students in Bethel Park’s DECA program took top awards in the 2012 DECA State Career Development Conference in Hershey, capturing 18 finalist spots and nine Medallion awards.

The group is an international association of high school marketing students, with more than 3,500 members at 75 high schools in Pennsylvania.

About 1,600 students attended the 61st conference in February, “the biggest conference we’ve had to date,” said Jerry DiGiovanni, executive director of Pennsylvania DECA, which is based in Harrisburg.

About 1,000 awards were given to students in competitions at the conference.


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