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GCPS students among the best at international DECA competition

June 8, 2021

     Some Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) students proved they are among the best in the world at the 2021 DECA International Career Development Conference. Cory Shin, a Mill Creek High School senior, placed first in the Community Giving Project category. North Gwinnett High School junior Nabil Kassam placed second in Entrepreneurship Series. Shin and Kassam are among a dozen GCPS students from six schools that earned top 20 finishes in a competition involving nearly 13,000 students from around the world. DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

GCPS students earning top marks in the DECA international competition include:





Cory Shin

1st Place

Top 10 Finalist

Community Giving Project

Mill Creek HS

Nabil Kassam

2nd Place
Top 10 Finalist
Top 10 Presentation/Role Play

Entrepreneurship Series

North Gwinnett HS

Simran Mohanty, Khushi Panjwani & AmyWen

7th Place
Top 10 Finalist

Business Services Operations Research (Team)

Parkview HS

Jasmine Monroy Gonzalez and Grayson Preston


9th Place
Top 10 Finalist

School Based Enterprise - Food Operations (Team)

Paul Duke STEM HS

Wook Jung

Top 10 Exam

Accounting Applications Series

Mill Creek HS

Mireya Ramirez

Top 10 Finalist

Independent Business Plan

North Gwinnett HS

Maya Laurens

Top 10 Presentation/Role Play

Business Services Marketing Series

Lanier HS

Waleed Ibrahim

Top 10 Presentation/Role Play

Top 20 Finalist

Restaurant and Food Service Management Series

Parkview HS

Kaya Holmes


Otis Spunkmeyer Inc. Scholarship

North Gwinnett HS