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MHS Marketing Students Place at Fall Conference

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(L to R top photo): Dylan Schied, Abby Jacobs, Karena Grigenas, Maggie Smith, Faith Kumi, Allison Hidalgo, Sam Judd, and Nayna Shah (not pictured). 

Marietta High School’s marketing students recently competed at the DECA Fall Leadership Conference and received the 3rd-Place trophy in the Membership Recruitment contest.

Marietta students participating in the district’s DECA club have an interest in or are preparing for careers in fields such as management, finance, entrepreneurship, marketing, and hospitality.  By participating in this pathway, students have the opportunity to create their own business ideas as well as assist local businesses with their marketing efforts. In doing so, they are able to build an impressive online portfolio and resume while also receiving money, scholarships, job placements, and internships.

Students can also compete in DECA marketing competitions and the annual Devil Tank competition for a chance to win money and prizes. The Marketing Communications & Promotions program is “industry certified” by the American Marketing Association (AMA). Marketing Communications & Promotions is one of eleven MHS Career Pathways that has been approved as IBCP.

On the same day, MHS DECA members all made a perfect score on the DECA Statesman Exam at the leadership conference and entered a float in the homecoming parade.

The national organization has 200,000 members on over 3,500 high school and college campuses.

With nearly a 70-year history, DECA has impacted the lives of more than ten million students, educators, school administrators, and business professionals since it was founded in 1946, according to the DECA national website.

KSU College of Education Visits MHS Early Childhood IB Career Pathway Classrooms

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Leaders from Kennesaw State University’s Bagwell College of Education recently demonstrated classroom lessons for Marietta High School students in the Early Childhood Education career pathway. Early Childhood Care & Education is one of eleven MHS Career Pathways approved for the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP) and is also “industry certified” by the Georgia Early Childhood Education Foundation (GECEF).

An “industry certified” program has received a “stamp of excellence,” which represents the apex of program quality. Only those programs that have successfully undergone rigorous reviews by leaders from business and industry are recognized with this distinction.

The International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme is an innovative education framework incorporating the vision and educational principles of the IB into a unique programme specifically tailored for students who wish to engage in career-related learning. The aim of the IBCP is to provide students with both an academic and practical foundation to support both their further studies and specialized training, thereby ensuring their success in the workforce. The IBCP combines highly regarded and internationally recognized IB Diploma Programme courses with an approved career-related study and a unique IBCP core.

Students in the pathway will attend the Educators of Tomorrow conference on the KSU campus next month.

Pictured are Dr. Maurice Wilson, Director of Education Student Services and Associate Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education at Kennesaw State.