Sumrall wins international DECA award

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  POPLARVILLE – A Pearl River Community College student placed third in the Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference competition.
  Caitlin Sumrall of Poplarville competed in the hotel and lodging category at the conference held April 11-15 in Washington, D.C.
  The competition was in the form of a case study in which she was given an hour to review a business or marketing issue and 20 minutes to present her ideas to the judges.
  Sumrall also teamed with two students from other schools to win first place in a mini-case study competition, receiving a $50 cash prize.
  DECA advisor Katie Ball accompanied Sumrall and six other PRCC students to the conference.

Caitlin Sumrall of Poplarville, left, won third place in hotel and lodging competition at the DECA International Career Development Conference recently in Washington, D.C. Pictured with her is Katie Ball, PRCC business marketing and management instructor and DECA advisor.