The Faribault Business Academy is an innovative program that engages high school students with real business applications and networking opportunities. The Business Academy is offered within the Faribault High School Business Department, which offers twelve courses taught by Mr. Kegler and Mr. Dunnigan.
This program is perfect for students interested in developing their professional skills and preparing for their future!
Business Department News
Faribault DECA Wins Awards at State Competition
Faribault DECA competed at the 2018 Minnesota State Career Development Conference in Minneapolis from March 4-March 6. Here is a list of the state award winners.
- Sky Hunt, Gabby Hollund, Kelsie DeMars, Yasmin Braden - 3rd place in Marketing Plan - Product
- Sam Graves - 4th place in Advanced Interview
- Matt Buker - 5th place in Financial Consulting
- Matt Buker, Sam Graves, Ben Malmanger - 9th Place in SBE
- Yasmin Braden - 11th place in Food Marketing
- Alex Korbel, Emma Winkelman, Claire Drentlaw - 1st place in Virtual Business - Restaurant
- Ben Malmanger and Matt Buker - Finance Test Medals
- Jackie Meier - Personal Finance Test Medal
- Matt Buker - Hospitality and Tourism Test Medal
- Yasmin Braden - 2018 Faribault Outstanding DECA Member
Faribault Excels at District 1 Competition
Faribault DECA members competed in the District 1 competition on Friday, January 12, 2018. Faribault came home with 34 medals, including 12 gold medals and qualified over 30 students for the Minnesota State Career Development Conference held in Minneapolis in early March. Read more in the Faribault Daily News.
Attached are the results for students that will be heading to state.
Faribault DECA Receives Thrive Award in Chapter Campaigns
On Wednesday, January 9, 2018, multiple students in the DECA program received the news they had been hopeful for. Faribault's Membership Campaign, Global Entrepreneurship Campaign, and Promotional Campaign were all graded as Thrive, the highest level of achievement recognition National DECA hands out on chapter campaigns. By receiving Thrive in all of the campaigns means Faribault DECA can bring up to six student allocations to the Thrive Leadership Conference in Atlanta, GA this spring.
The Membership Campaign consists of meeting an increase of 20 or more new members in 2 or 3 following categories: student, alumni, and professional. Madelyn Wehe and Erica Johnsrud took the lead on this campaign.
The Global Entrepreneurship and Promotional Campaigns were led by Camryn Salmonsen, Ally McCoshen, and Madi Isaacson. Among the activities they led were presenting to the Faribault Foundation, the Faribault School Board, and the Kiwani's Club. They also had to interview successful Faribault DECA alumni and successful entrepreneurs in the community as well as lead student promotions for both DECA and entrepreneurship.
Read more here.
DECA Members Qualify for National Competition in Virtual Business Challenge
On November 3, 2017, Team A.C.E., led by team captain, Alex Korbel, finished as the Central Region Runner-Up in the 1st Round of the 2017-2018 Virtual Business Challenge. The restaurant challenge has students run a virtual restaurant for a period of five fiscal years. Teams had 10 days to create the largest overall profit by making changes to the menu, seating arrangement, staffing, purchasing, marketing and other items common to running a restaurant. The DECA Central Region consists of teams from 13 states. By finishing in 2nd place out of nearly 100 teams Team A.C.E. will next represent Faribault DECA at the International Career Development Conference in Atlanta, GA in April of 2018.
Read more about it at here.
DECA Members Attend DECA Fall Leadership Conference
On October 29-30, 2017, 36 members of the Faribault High School DECA program attended the annual Fall Leadership Conference. During the two day event students listened to motivational speakers and attended workshop sessions. The workshops consisted of career advice such as making positive first impressions and dressing professionally. Career speakers in the areas of entrepreneurship, hospitality, and marketing from the Minnesota Timberwolves, Minnesota Vikings, and Miss Minnesota were among the featured lineup. Members also attended sessions geared toward competition success in DECA such as acing the marketing cluster exam, presenting a written paper, and how to thrive doing a role-play event.