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Coon Rapids High School DECA recognized for outstanding school-based enterprise

(02/19/2021) For the second straight school year, the Coon Rapids High School - Center for Biomedical Sciences and Engineering (CRHS) DECA program has been recognized for its school-based enterprise, the CardinalCoon Rapids High School students earn DECA award Image.

CRHS DECA achieved Gold Certification for the 2020-21 school year and will be recognized during DECA’s virtual international career development conference in April.

A school-based enterprise (SBE) is an entrepreneurial operation in a school setting that provides goods and services to meet the needs of the market. SBEs are managed and operated by students as hands-on learning laboratories that integrate national curriculum standards in marketing, finance, hospitality and management.

The contributing members to the certification in 2020-21 were Josie Ingvaldson, Emily Holloway and Uyen Nguyen with the assistance of DECA chapter advisor, Blake Bodenburg.

Working in the Cardinal Image, students learn time management and responsibility while gaining practical learning experiences that reinforce classroom instruction, enhance 21st century skill development and prepare students for college and careers.

CRHS was one of 246 schools nationwide to earn gold certification for its SBE in 2020-21.