DECA/Knowledge Matters
Digital Skills Challenge
Student Presentations
DECA/Knowledge Matters Digital Presentation Skills Challenge
Each year students in the DECA chapters across the nation have the opportunity to take part in the DECA/Knowledge Matters Digital Presentation Skills Challenge. Students create a 1-2 minute digital presentation utilizing a Knowledge Matters Virtual Business simulation. The main topic is solely up the student. They can present on strategies they use in the simulation, discuss real-world business stories and illustrate the stories with sim exercises, or even present on their own lives and how they relate to the simulations.

Eight finalists move forward and get to share a longer presentation to a panel of judges and then the top three winners are recognized and awarded case prizes at DECA's biggest event, the International Career Development Conference (ICDC). The eight 2023 finalists are featured below.

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Emma Miller
1st Place Winner
Sauk Rapids-Rice High School
Advisor: Josh Bauer
I've connected the key aspects of Virtual Business learning to my experiences in planning, setting up, managing, operating, and marketing our school store.
Student Presentation
Reid Wygal
2nd Place Winner
West Irondequoit High School
Advisor: Louis DiCesare
I had zero experience before using Virtual Business simulations and I've learned a lot about marketing in a short period of time.
Student Presentation
Aadarsh Gupta
3rd Place Winner
Hickory Ridge High School
Advisor: Hanna Lightsey
Virtual Business Simulations provide a place to not just learn about finance, but to immerse yourself in it.
Student Presentation
Uma Sthanu
Westwood High School
Advisor: Jeffery Siler
What Virtual Business simulations have done for me is... connect my business learnings to a practical setting.
Student Presentation
Nikhil Kotta
Lebanon Trail High School
Advisor: Dr. Lamesa WIlliams
Pick up years of business knowledge in just a few weeks. Virtual Business provides an opportunity to gain experience in the business world.
Student Presentation
Jayce Wilson
Rirverbend High School
Advisor: Duke Gardner
Gain real world experience without the real world risk. Knowledge Matters simulations are very easy to learn and understand and you can gain a ton of knowledge.
Student Presentation
Isabella Falcone
West Irondequoit High School
Advisor: Louis DiCesare
In the Knowledge Matters promotion with social media lesson, we can see how someone would design an ad or design a post and make sure to include the most important elements.
Student Presentation
Aarushi Garg
Panther Creek High School
Advisor: Michelle Le
Knowledge Matters has no bounds! It has helped me immensely. It can empower students and can open new doors of life for underprivilaged societies.
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