DECA State Competition

Detroit, Michigan March 10-12

Please note that some information is subject to change as more information becomes available from Michigan DECA


Cost to students will be $175 (minus any ham/soup fundraisers sold). This cost includes transportation, 2 night hotel stay, conference registration, tee shirt, (2) food vouchers for food court, and pizza dinner Saturday evening. Checks payable to Fruitport DECA by March 1st. Payment plans available if needed and prior arrangements are made.

Please note: If students commit to attending and change their mind later than Feb 15, students will have to pay the entire conference fee of $250 as we cannot get refunded from Michigan DECA.

State Testing

Thursday, Feb. 23rd, 9:45am

Computer Lab 101

If you took a test for districts, you will need to take another 100 question exam for the state competition on Feb 23 (make-up date 2/28). Please review the links on our DECA Google Classroom page to prepare!

Tentative Itinerary (please note times are approximate)

Friday March 10

  • Meet in cafeteria at 7:30 am
  • Charter bus leaves from HS approx. 7:45 am
  • 11:00 am arrival in Detroit, hotel check-in, lunch and dinner on own (food vouchers given)
  • 1:00-6:00 pm Event Orientation and Written Events (assigned times per event)
  • 9:00 pm Opening Session
  • 11:00 pm Curfew

Saturday March 11

  • Competitions 9:00 am-6:00 pm (times assigned pending events)
  • Chapter Dinner
  • DECA sponsored activity (TBA)
  • Curfew 11:30

Sunday March 12

  • 9:00am -12:30 pm Award Session
  • 1:00 pm Depart for home

*Please note: Students will have unsupervised downtime throughout the weekend. Myself or a chaperone will be accessible, but not always physically with students as we are working events.

Visit for more info and the conference activities. The conference schedule will be posted in February.

Stay informed about our conference and updates! Please make sure you are connected!

For this conference, all students must be signed up for Remind notifications. Sign up by texting 81010 with the message @d207e5

Join Google Classroom with the code lsom5ve

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What to pack: Dress for Competition Success!

You will need to wear dress clothes all three days (event orientation, opening session, role-play/presentations, math and econ exam, and closing session). No denim, cargo, cords, or sneakers allowed for sessions or competition. If you need help getting these items, please do not hesitate to ask. Improper dress code will result in score deductions.

The remainder of the time you may wear school appropriate casual clothing. Be sure to pack a warm jacket and comfortable shoes as you will be walking often!