About DECA

DECA (formerly Distributive Education Clubs of America, now known simply as DECA) is a co-curricular business program for high school students that stresses college and career skills. By building transferable skills, DECA develops emerging leaders prepared for success in the global economy. There are more than 200,000 high school members from all 50 states, 4 U.S. territories, Canada, China, Germany, Mexico, and Spain.

DECA activities include professional speakers, leadership training, competitive conferences, skills workshops, community service, team bonding, and more. To be a member in good standing, students must attend at least 3 DECA opportunities each year. That means DECA is about choosing what you want to experience whether that’s attending the speaker series, competing at the District Conference, or building new relationships at team bonding events.

Who Can Join?

All students are welcome to join DECA, regardless of prior experience or grade. Certain courses at the high school require/ strongly encourage participation in DECA.


DECA has events throughout the year. There are no regularly scheduled meetings.

The Advisors

Mrs. Wheeler and Mrs. Rogal

The Student Leaders

Directors: Eliza Bassom, Sophie Bassom, Hannah Ciriello, and Phoebe Ting

Officers: Alle Benchoff, Ali Chan, Marissa Conway, Nina Finn, Lilly Glass, Meena Gourley, Caleb Leonard, and Drew Stewart

Social Media

Instagram: @hwdeca

View this profile on Instagram

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Twitter: @hwdeca

TikTok: @HWDECA_23

To learn more about DECA, visit and


Email: [email protected]

Visit Mrs. Wheeler in Room 209

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