Congratulations to Maine West juniors Dara Kovacheva, Runal Patel, and Brooke Saunders on achieving first place at the 2016 Illinois DECA Career Development Conference (IL CDC) in Rosemont, IL. DECA is an organization that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. The students wrote a paper on the Park Ridge Civic Orchestra for the Sports and Entertainment Promotion Plan event. The event consisted of an exam on marketing and a presentation given to a judge outlining their proposed promotion plan for the PRCO. Runal will continue on past the state level and will be presenting the paper at the DECA International Career Development Conference this coming April in Nashville, while Dara and Brooke compete together in another event. Congratulations to these wonderful students!