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Hersch wins at international conference

Mitch Hersch

Mitch Hersch

Mitch Hersch, a senior at Mandan High School, was named a first place winner in the business finance series event at the 2013 DECA International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, Calif.

Hersch placed first out of roughly 125 students in the business finance series at the international conference. The conference included students from all over the country, as well as from Canada and Germany.

The business finance series tests students on knowledge and decision-making skills within business finance. Hersch finished in third last year in the competition. The contest included a 100-question test and then Hersch was given two different situations, where he had to decide what one action would theoretically affect the company’s future. In the final round, Hersch was tested on another hypothetical situation.

Hersch plans to attend the University of North Dakota in the fall and major in managerial finance and accounting. He will continue with DECA on the collegiate level.