Stukent Social Media Simternship Challenge 2024 Winners Announced

Mar 12, 2024

Over 1,600 individuals participated in this year's Stukent Social Media Simternship Challenge. Participants competed using the social media marketing simulation, Mimic Social. Students managed a fictitious company’s $5,000 weekly social media ad budget, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Pinterest marketing.

This April, the top three Round 1 and top three Overall Winners will be recognized on stage during the International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, CA. The teams will also be awarded ICDC travel stipends. Congratulations to the following DECA members:

Overall Winners

1st Place

Nick Leiter | Detroit Catholic Center High School, MI – $1,500

2nd Place

Teetaj Deeritdecha | Clements High School, TX – $1,000

3rd Place

Christopher Xu | Carlmont High School, CA – $500

Round 1 Winners

1st Place

Rehan Memon | Clements High School, TX – $1,500

2nd Place

Juan Garcia-Garcia | MacArthur High School, TX – $1,000

3rd Place

Matthew Greene | Detroit Catholic Central High School, MI – $500

Thank you to Stukent 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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