KAYSVILLE — Several Davis High School students took honors at the DECA International Career Development Conference in Orlando, Fla. recently.
The DECA students were a part of some 15,000 students who competed at the conference.
Sophomore Kara Killian and Kelsey Coy, a senior, were named International Finalists in their Hospitality and Tourism team event. In addition, Carlie Smith, a senior, Breanna Barton and Lauren Underwood, sophomores, were named finalists and finished in second place overall with their Community Service Project. Their project involved digital fund-raising for Madey Slaughter, to help grant her “Make-a-Wish” request. It was a bittersweet victory for the girls as Orlando would have been the site of Madey’s wish to visit Disney World and other theme parks. Madey passed away in January after a year-long battle with cancer.
DECA is an international organization for students that focuses on teaching marketing, management, entrepreneurship and leadership. More information is available at http://www.DECA.org.
Free summer courses at DATC
KAYSVILLE — Real-world job skills are the focus of tuition-free courses offered at Davis Applied Technology College (DATC) this summer.
The courses are offered to students ages 14 to 18, and include subjects from architectural and engineering design to culinary arts, from dentistry to plumbing. In addition, a course in Web design will teach students the skills necessary to develop and build Web pages using Dreamweaver. Another in graphic design will help students learn the basic skills necessary to operate Photoshop.
Summer Youth Semester runs from June 6 to Aug. 19. Dates and times are flexible and can be adjusted to the student’s schedule. Each course is “hands-on” and self-paced, according to information provided by the school. More information is available at www.datc.edu/node/6837.
Online courses offered to students
DAVIS COUNTY — Students interested in taking online courses in addition to their regular studies at public, home or private schools, can sign up to participate in the Statewide Online Education Program, Utah’s newest public school choice option. Up to two online courses can be taken, blending Web-based learning with traditional classes.
Registration is now open, and more information is available at www.ChoiceInEducation.org, or www.UtahEducationFacts.com.