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DECA closes out year

DECA closes out year

Amaia Barajas and Jenna Cook

May 16, 2019

Sophomore Rachel Stein, said her year was successful overall, even though it took her some time to figure out what aspect of DECA she was interested in. “I originally wanted to go into fashion marketing, but I decided to go with job demonstration and human resource,” Stein said. “I placed second...

DECA looks back on successful season

DECA looks back on successful season

Jenna Cook and Amaia Barajas

March 19, 2019

After State competitions for DECA, senior Anya Morrison said she was pleased with the outcome because she exceeded her personal goals for the season. “I would say it was a success because I never thought I could make it past the first round,” Morrison said. Sophomore Daniel Goldberg reflects on ...

DECA competes at District

DECA competes at District

Gabriel Kaplan, Yonit Krebs, and Maria Perez-Barriga

February 12, 2019

Sophomore Rachel Stein said she competed for her second time this year at the DECA District Conference. “I did it last year, so I knew what I was doing better this year because last year I literally had no clue, and I was so confused,” Stein said. “This year I felt a little bit more confide...

DECA begins competition through examination

DECA begins competition through examination

Gabriel Kaplan, Maria Perez-Barriga, and Yonit Krebs

January 19, 2019

According to sophomore Koby Davis, DECA’s placement at it’s next competition is entirely dependent on the test club members took this week. “It was a 100-question multiple-choice test. You had 60 minutes to complete it,” Davis said. “It had a whole bunch of questions ranging from body lan...

DECA works with Family Partnership

DECA works with Family Partnership

Gabriel Kaplan, Yonit Krebs, and Maria Perez Barriga

December 18, 2018

Senior Anthony David said a classmate of his, who is a DECA member, introduced him to the opportunity to sponsor a child’s holiday gift. “I was asked by one of the DECA participants if I was willing to sponsor a child,” David said. “I got a little sheet and on there were three things the...

DECA prepares to compete

DECA prepares to compete

Gabriel Kaplan, Yonit Krebs, and Maria Perez Barriga

November 21, 2018

As DECA looks forward to upcoming competitions this winter, the club prepared by signing up its members for specific events, according to sophomore Grace Schultz. “So far we all signed up for events,” Schultz said. “For first-year people, most people are doing an interview and a hospitality and touri...

DECA attends Fall Leadership Conference

DECA attends Fall Leadership Conference

Yonit Krebs, Gabriel Kaplan, and Maria Perez Barriga

November 7, 2018

DECA’s Fall Leadership Conference began the night of Oct. 28 in downtown Minneapolis at the Hyatt Regency, according to sophomore DECA member Rachel Stein. “It started Sunday at 12:30 p.m. and ended Monday at 12 p.m. so we slept at the (downtown) Hyatt (regency),” Stein said. According t...

DECA sells pizza to raise money

DECA sells pizza to raise money

Gabriel Kaplan, Yonit Krebs, and Maria Perez Barriga

October 30, 2018

On a cold Sunday, sophomore DECA member Koby Davis said he went door-to-door pitching frozen pizzas to his neighbors for a DECA fundraiser. “We were instructed to sell twenty frozen pizzas in order to raise funding to lower the cost for conventions and other travel things that DECA needs,” Davis...

DECA kicks off new school year

DECA kicks off new school year

Yonit Krebs, Gabriel Kaplan, and Maria Perez-Barriga

September 12, 2018

According to DECA club president, senior Alexis Machoka, DECA will hold a meeting Thursday Sept. 13 where club officers will clarify what DECA is to potential members, as well as introduce their plans for the year. “On Thursday, we will be talking about what DECA is and how to get involved. A lot o...

Club ends school year, prepares for future

Club ends school year, prepares for future

Ndunzi Kunsunga

June 1, 2018

Park DECA chapter adviser Sophia Ross said despite not making it to finals, the students and herself had a great time at Nationals. “Nationals went great. It was a really fun atmosphere. The students competed and attended the school-based enterprise academy,” Ross said. “They didn’t make it ...

DECA members participate in competition

DECA members participate in competition

Emma Yarger and Amaia Barajas

February 15, 2018

Junior Anika Hanson recalls the nerves and excitement of the moment her group won the recent DECA competition. “At first we were hoping to do really well and then after the actual event, we were more nervous after seeing how many other schools and competitors (were at the event),” Hanson said....

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