The Stoneman Douglas High School DECA program was honored by the Parkland Commission for its many accomplishments over the past year.

It is the sixth largest DECA chapter in the world with about 650 members. Recently 32 students competed in an international competition in Nashville, Tennessee. They participated in various activities to show their abilities in various business situations. Two Stoneman Douglas DECA students won silver awards at the International competition and other students earned recognition as well.

The Stoneman Douglas DECA program took 132 students to a state competition in Orlando.

Christopher Rilling a Stoneman Douglas DECA leader won recognition for his work in financial consulting. “I put together a college savings plan for families,” he said. “I enjoyed going to the international competition.”

Sharon Cutler, one of the advisors for the Stoneman Douglas DECA program said she is proud of the work her students have been doing over the year. “We have a very strong Academy of Finance program,” she said.

The Stoneman Douglas DECA program has established a strong reputation in the community and is working to prepare young people for careers in business.