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State DECA Results

Over the weekend, 9 Gilbert students participated in the DECA State Career Development Conference in Des Moines. There were 50 different events that students could choose to participate in.

Gilbert students competed in the following categories:

  • Addison Hodgen – Apparel and Accessories Marketing – 5th Place
  • Alissa Clark – Accounting Applications – 5th Place; Financial Consulting – 3rd Place
  • Braelyn Thomas – Food Marketing – 1st Place; Professional Selling – 4th Place
  • Elle Nguyen – Apparel and Accessories Marketing
  • Aldo Escalera – Food Marketing – 4th Place; Professional Selling – 3rd Place
  • Kalyn Schmidt and Alice Zhang – Marketing Management Team – 4th Place
  • Joey Currans and Nash Hanson – Finance Team – 1st Place

Joey Currans, Nash Hanson and Braelyn Thomas all qualified for ICDC (International Career Development Conference)  and will be traveling to Atlanta, GA, in April.


Congratulations Tigers!

Congrats Fernando Villaescusa!


Congratulations to Gilbert Senior Fernando Villaescusa for qualifying for the state wrestling meet this weekend. This is his second year in a row qualifying! The meet takes place February 17-19 at Wells Fargo Arena, and we can’t wait to see him compete!

Scholastic Writing Contest Winners

Students from the Middle and High School had the opportunity to submit one piece of writing to the Scholastic Writing Contest to be judged by a panel of creative professionals worldwide. We had seven students from the High School and four students from the middle school submit their writing. Six students were recognized for their work.

Judging goes as followed:

Gold Key (top award)

Silver Key

Honorable Mention


Congratulations to these Tigers!

High School:

Chloe Berns-Schweingruber: Poetry- Honorable Mention

Josiah Teske: Poetry-Honorable Mention

Middle School:

Alyse Beyer: Personal Essay- Silver Key

Lillian Dahlstorm: Journalism- Silver Key

Chloe Lee: Sci F/Fantasy- Honorable Mention

Celcilia Schwager: Short Story- Honorable Mention

Taste Testing & Student Input

Gilbert Schools had a great time taste testing Hangry Bear Pizza recently. Approximately 325 students chose to participate and gave a score of 100% for Hangry Bear Pepperoni Pizza! Wow!

The High School students loved it and are hoping to be able to have it on a daily basis on the menu. They enjoyed actively participating in making that menu choice.

Gilbert Schools was recognized in The School Nutrition Association newsletter, The Flash. You can view the newsletter HERE.

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Gilbert Community School District

Gilbert Community School District

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