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Seniors recognized nationally by DECA

April 27, 2015

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Concordia Lutheran High School seniors Hannah Hobby and Jay Patel are the recipients of the 2015 National DECA Emerging Leader Honor Award.

This award recognizes students studying marketing, finance, hospitality and management for being academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible and experienced leaders through participation in DECA.

Recipients of the award are DECA members who are in their senior year and have earned a 3.2 GPA or better for each semester of high school.

Hobby served as treasurer during her junior year and led the chapter this school year as president. She competed this year at the local and state level in Hospitality Team Decision Making.

Patel served as vice president during this school year. He has competed for two years at the local and state level in Retail Merchandising and Accounting Applications.

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. Members will leverage their DECA experiences to become academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders. Competence, innovation, integrity and teamwork are valued.

The CLHS DECA program was first established during the 2013-14 school year. Luanne Erdos is the adviser for the program.

Concordia Lutheran High School, located at 1601 St. Joe River Drive in Fort Wayne, Ind., was founded in 1935 as a private, co-educational Lutheran high school open to students of all faiths and backgrounds. With Christ at the center, Concordia continues to pursue educational excellence that equips individuals for lifelong learning and service as disciples of Jesus Christ. Learn more at www.clhscadets.com.

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