In a remarkable display of talent and determination, 13 Lakefield College School students ventured to Whitby, Ontario, on Sunday, November 5, to participate in the prestigious DECA Regionals Competition. This year marked a significant milestone for LCS, with the largest group of students ever to compete at this stage, a testament to the school's commitment to fostering excellence in business education.
The journey to DECA Regionals began with rigorous preparation, including a challenging 70-minute online exam held at the end of October. Armed with their knowledge and enthusiasm, our students then faced in-person oral events across a diverse range of categories, such as Business Management and Administration, Hospitality and Tourism, Finance, and Entrepreneurship. These events not only tested their subject expertise but also placed a strong emphasis on the 21st-century learning skills that are integral to success in today's competitive world. Our dedicated DECA students embraced this challenge, showcasing not only their academic prowess but also their ability to collaborate, communicate, and think critically under pressure.
The dedication and hard work of our students did not go unnoticed. We extend congratulations to every participant for their remarkable performance and commendable sportsmanship. Their participation in this globally renowned competition provided them with invaluable experiences, enriching their understanding of real-world business scenarios and enhancing their problem-solving abilities.
A special accolade goes to three outstanding individuals—Matias ’27, Cindy ’25, and Leyla ’24—whose exceptional performance has earned them a well-deserved spot at the DECA Provincials! Their achievements reflect not only their individual excellence but also the mentorship and guidance provided by the LCS faculty.
Participating in the DECA Regionals was a powerful learning experience that has equipped our students with essential skills and knowledge that will serve them well in their future endeavours. The confidence gained, the challenges overcome, and the lessons learned are invaluable assets that will shape their professional journeys for years to come.
We look forward to cheering on Matias ’27, Cindy ’25, and Leyla ’24 as they represent LCS at the DECA Provincials in mid-February, confident that their dedication and skills will continue to shine on the provincial stage.