Northwestern students head to DECA nationalsTwelve Northwestern High School DECA students traveled to Lake Geneva, for the State Leadership Development Conference March 13-15. All participants were recognized on stage for their accomplishments in competitive events or projects.
Twelve Northwestern High School DECA students traveled to Lake Geneva, for the State Leadership Development Conference March 13-15.
All participants were recognized on stage for their accomplishments in competitive events or projects.
Students who participated were Travis Listing, Jeb Pflug, Luke Freeman, Jackson Doller, Grant Pearson, Tanner Follis, Jacob Grigsby, Gabe Dinkel, Zak Antilla, Paul Langford, Brooke Pearson and Gwen LaPole.
DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. Effective marketing education gives young people the tools and aptitudes they need to live, learn and lead. DECA strives to provide its members with opportunities to develop those skills through its competitive events program that comes to life.
Community service is an important aspect of the Northwestern High School DECA Chapter. This year, they have donated more than $1,600 to the local MDA office, which will make it possible for two kids to attend the MDA Summer Camp. They also donated $1,000 to the Rural Share and Care Food Shelf, which will provide more than $10,000 worth of food to area residents.
The following students have qualified for International Career Development Conference in April: Tanner Follis, Jacob Grigsby and Gabe Dinkel, who earned first place for their financial literacy project; Antilla and Langford, who placed third with their entrepreneurship promotion project; and Brooke Pearson and Gwen LaPole, who placed second with their public relations project.
The Northwestern High School Chapter was also recognized at state for acts of kindness, charity contribution, gold chapter and MDA donation.