Local student headed to DECA Nationals in Salt Lake City

Larissa Chicola, a sophomore at St. Marys Area High School, is headed to the Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) nationals competitions this year in Salt Lake City, Utah. While Larissa's road to the national level began with district competition followed by a third-place finish in states, it almost ended there as she found herself without the funds necessary to reach the national competition.