Congratulations to the Top Teams in the 2023 Disability is Diversity Challenge

Mar 10, 2023

DECA Inc. and the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) are pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Disability is Diversity Challenge. The challenge provided students an opportunity to create a focused presentation that highlights the obstacles and experiences of navigating an educational environment with differing abilities.

Each of the top three winning teams will be recognized on stage during the International Career Development Conference in Orlando, FL this April. The winning teams will also be invited to attend the MDA recognition breakfast.

Congratulations to the following DECA members:

1st Place:

Nikhil Kotta, Shawn Sebastian, Rohit Katuri and Tanush Chintala from Lebanon Trail High School, TX

2nd Place:

Sai Hasini Bhogi, Mahaksh Jinna, Ankita Ankasala and Iswaryya Manda from Farmington High School, MI

3rd Place:

Arya Kanna, Aditya Holla, Anish Kurri and Shreyas Kumar from Centennial High School, TX

Thank you to MDA for sponsoring the challenge!


Christy Rutherford
Education Manager

Christy Rutherford is DECA's education manager. She enhances and manages an educational framework for DECA’s comprehensive learning program ensuring that all student programs are aligned to National Curriculum Standards. Christy also leads the advisor professional learning series and programs to support local chapter advisors.

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