October 16, 2018
DECA is a co-curricular club aimed at preparing students for the future. DECA is mainly focused on business whether it is through local, state, and national competition or our school-based speaker series. However, the skills students learn during these competitions and speakers series are transferable, meaning that they can be applied to almost any job in the future. This includes confidence in public speaking and during interview. DECA also brings our school closer as a community through several community events such as the ice cream social and ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Usually, when they have meetings it is to discuss what is happening in DECA or if there is a competition coming up soon. Those meetings are mainly informational. However, they do have workshops to help improve skills in public speaking or using technology. Also, the speaker series brings in business professionals to speak of their experiences. For smaller meetings, they meet in Room 209. However, if they have a larger meeting it will be in the music room. Meetings are not on a week-to-week basis but when a meeting or workshop is coming there will be announcements over the PA in the morning and flyers around the school, so look out for those! If someone wants to join DECA he or she can grab a membership form outside of Room 209 or the school store. Unsure about joining DECA? Please talk to Mrs. Wheeler, our DECA Advisor, or any of the officers (Tyler Vesey, Lauren Verge, Julia Putnam, Emily Vanderwilden, Valerie Wise, Cam Guyer, Eli Leonard, or Lily Waterman) to find out more about DECA.