On 17 November 2017, the DECA Toronto Regionals competition was held at Cedarbrae CI. This year, over 1700 registered high school students from the TDSB, TCDSB, and Toronto French Schools competed in the annual business competition. The top scoring individuals from the regionals competition earned a spot to compete at the DECA Ontario Provincials competition, which will be held in February of 2018.

Students from MGCI competed in DECA Toronto Regionals competition. Photo: Matthew Tse

Marc Garneau students participated in three different categories of events throughout the day: Individual Series, Principles of Business Administration, and Team Decision Making. Each event was comprised of two parts, an online multiple choice exam and a role play case study. The final rankings were calculated from the total scores from both evaluations.

MGCI DECA members attended multiple meetings and training sessions prior to the competition. Building on last year’s successful training programs, this year’s MGCI DECA chapter began training in October and gave members early access to study material.

Students preparing for the DECA Toronto Regionals competition. Photo: Matthew Tse

Brianna Gopaul, a Grade 9 student who placed third in the Principles of Business Management and Administration category, commented that “all the students were really passionate and excited about DECA, and wanted to achieve excellent results.” Brianna attributed her success to training provided by the MGCI DECA chapter: “While I worked very hard, I wouldn’t have been able to make it to provincials without the constant help and guidance of all of the DECA executives.”

Final rankings and results students that qualified for the DECA Provincials competition in February have since been released with a total of sixty-one students. MGCI DECA President Meagan Wan commented on the success of this year’s chapter at regionals: “I’m really proud of how we did today. I know a lot of students put so much time and effort for today and I think it really paid off. I’m excited for provincials and to see where we go from here.”

The Reckoner recognizes the following students for their achievements at the 2017 DECA Toronto Regionals competition.

Hargun Kaur & Abirami Sivakanthan: Top 10 Roleplay, 1st Overall

Helen Lin & Roshan Sivarajah: Top 10 Roleplay, 1st Overall

Jonathan Uy: Top 10 Exam and Roleplay, 1st Overall

Emily Shen & Anjing Li: Top 10 Roleplay, 2nd Overall

Ryan Yan: Top 10 Exam and Roleplay, 2nd Overall

Alex Yu: Top 10 Exam and Roleplay, 2nd Overall

Russell Ijaya: Top 10 Exam and Roleplay, 2nd Overall

Andrew Li: Top 10 Exam and Roleplay, 2nd Overall

Amy Chen: Top 10 Exam and Roleplay, 2nd Place Overall

Laura Lu & Angela Pang: Top 10 Exams and Roleplay, 2nd Overall

Grace Xiong & Justin Ye: Top 10 Exams, 3rd Overall

Tazik Shahjahan: Top 10 Exam and Roleplay, 3rd Overall

Brianna Gopaul: Top 10 Roleplay, 3rd Overall

Harry Zhao: Top 10 Exam and Roleplay

Sarvesh Sivakumar: Top 10 Exam and Roleplay

Jeremy Phy: Top 10 Exam and Roleplay

Jennifer Dong: Top 10 Exam and Roleplay

Eric Wang: Top 10 Exam and Roleplay

Joshua Xiao: Top 10 Exam and Roleplay

Tom Liu & Jason Cai: Top 10 Exam and Roleplay

Tina Ma: Top 10 Exam

Dhrumil Patel: Top 10 Exam

Madhumita Nathani: Top 10 Exam

Emma Wai: Top 10 Exam

Emily Shen:Top 10 Exam

Jennifer Yu:Top 10 Exam

Gabriel Luo: Top 10 Roleplay

Ryan Chang: Top 10 Roleplay

Miranda Guo: Top 10 Roleplay

Maggie Xu & Serena Meng: Top 10 Roleplay

Nelson Lee & Alex Guo: Top 10 Roleplay

Katherine Ma & Jenny Bai: Top 10 Roleplay