More than 70 students from Foothill and Amador Valley high schools in Pleasanton participated last month in the Minicon conference hosted by the Foothill DECA program.

DECA is a national, student-led program that helps prepare students for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. The annual Minicon conference provides an opportunity for DECA members to gain experience in roleplaying and industry-specific examinations for later regional, state, and national competitions.