Congratulations to the Top Teams in the 2024 MDA Disability is Diversity Challenge

Mar 7, 2024

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 Anaheim, CA this April. The winning teams will also be invited to attend the MDA luncheon.

Congratulations to the following DECA members:

1st Place:

Zoe Conley, Kassidy Cummings, Smruti Ganta & Ramya Saravanan | Cox Mill DECA, Concord, NC

2nd Place:

Sarah Agha, Cate Devlin & Elizabeth Levy | Frisco Memorial High School, Frisco, TX

3rd Place:

Ashwika Chitreddy, Saisha Kumar & Samisha Kumar | Ravenwood High School DECA, Brentwood, TN

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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