The 2018 New Hampshire DECA State Career Development Conference took place on February 14-16, 2018, at the Downtown Manchester Hotel.  Students were able to compete in over 35 event areas, including advertising, marketing, hospitality and tourism, entrepreneurship, and accounting.  The conference began on Wednesday night, with the Opening Session, state officer candidate speeches, and two motivational speakers! Competitive events took place Thursday from 9 AM to 4 PM, and included the 2nd year of Quiz Bowl team competition! Hillsboro-Deering DECA took first place again in Quiz Bowl! There were special workshops and the Medal Awards dinner, as well as entertainment on Thursday night.  Friday morning we announced the new state officer team, and had the Awards Breakfast. This year over 500 students attended, and it was our biggest state conference ever.  Winners at the State Conference are eligible to move on to competition in Atlanta against other national and international winners in April!