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2022 DECA/Knowledge Matters Digital Skills Challenge
Student Presentations

Each year students in the DECA chapters across the nation have the opportunity to take part in the DECA/Knowledge Matters Digital Presentation Skills Challenge. Students create a 1-2 minute digital presentation utilizing a Knowledge Matters Virtual Business simulation. The main topic is solely up the student. They can present on strategies they use in the simulation, discuss real-world business stories and illustrate the stories with sim exercises, or even present on their own lives and how they relate to the simulations

Eight finalists move forward and get to share a longer presentation to a panel of judges and then the top three winners are recognized and awarded case prizes at DECA’s biggest event, the International Career Development Conference (ICDC). The eight 2022 finalists are featured below.

Explore Our Student Presentations

Roshan Lokesh

1st Place Winner

Panther Creek High School
Cary, NC
Advisor: Michelle Le

Knowledge is Power. Knowledge Matters.

Cayden Catalina

2nd Place Winner

West Irondequoit High School
Rochester, NY
Advisor: Louis DiCesare

The sims helped make actual business situations in Sports Marketing as real as possible without actually doing it.

Kaden Harris

3rd Place Winner

Camdenton High School
Camden County, MO
Advisor: Karen Fehrmen

Caleb Matros


Little Falls Community High School
Little Falls, MN
Advisor: Mike Kaluza

Knowledge Matters was an important part in deciding the area of my future career.

Riya Shah


Panther Creek High School
Cary, NC
Advisor: Michelle Le

Knowledge Matters is an opportunity everyone should take advantage of!

Akash Goda


Foothill High School
Pleasanton, CA
Advisor: Tami Raaker

From the first simulation I did in class to becoming a national finalist, Knowledge Matters helped me develop real-world skills.

Adit Mittal


Mission San Jose High School
Fremont, CA
Advisor: Bellamy Liu

There is a start to knowledge, but never an end.

Varun Surti


Panther Creek High School
Cary, NC
Advisor: Michelle Le

I’ve gained valuable skills from Knowledge Matters that will last me a lifetime.

Learn More About the DECA/Knowledge Matters Presentation Skills Challenge

Student Testimonials

Irondequoit High School

Cayden compares her experiences at a professional sport event to what she learned through the Knowledge Matters Virtual Simulations. She enjoyed seeing how what she learned applied in the real world. Cayden also explains how she is motivated to take her career in a certain direction thanks to the simulations.

Hoover High School

Marley describes how she was able to apply what she learned through the Knowledge Matters simulations to her retail experience working at Forever 21. The Simulations excite her about learning business through fashion and retail since that is something she is passionate about.

Hoover High School

Nick from Hoover High School uses the real life skills he learns through the Knowledge Matters simulations in his job at a restaurant and shares how they can prepare him for a future in business.

Hillsboro Deering High School

Mason shares how the Knowledge Matters Simulations helped him realize what career path he could take and how he can incorporate his love for sports in his future.