Northwestern DECA competes in CaliforniaNorthwestern DECA has touched the lives of many people since founded in 1976.
Northwestern DECA has touched the lives of many people since founded in 1976.
This past year students participated in several projects to promote community service. DECA, an association of marketing students, enhances preparation for college and careers by providing co-curricular programs that integrate into classroom instruction, applying learning in the context of business, connecting to business and the community and promoting competition. Students use their DECA experience to become academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders.
Throughout the last decade Northwestern DECA projects have raised over $50,000, donated to local charities and school based learning.
International DECA competitors compete in Anaheim, Calif.
Four students qualified to compete at this year’s International Conference in Anaheim, Calif. More than 16,500 DECA members, advisers and businesspeople attended this annual event. Tyler Blair presented his entrepreneurship promotion plan; Gwen LaPole and Brooke Pearson presented their public relations project and Jeb Pflug competed in the business services event.
Be Smart. Don’t Start. Anti-smoking campaign
LaPole and Pearson did an anti-tobacco campaign as their public relations project this year. The project focused on the harmful effects of smoking and several lessons were taught at the elementary and middle school. Classroom lessons, trivia, billboard and other special events will pass on the message of the harmful effects of smoking and help to promote a healthier community.
Community service project
DECA students, Travis Listing, Amanda Ogren and David Rautio organized this year’s silent auction and change drive to benefit muscular dystrophy. Through the two events we will be donating over $1,000 to help send two kids to MDA camp.
Blair did this year’s entrepreneurship promotion project. He invited local business owners to come in and speak to marketing classes and did classroom presentations to promote entrepreneurship at the elementary school. A total of $100 was given to Greg Nelson’s fourth grade class for seed money to promote entrepreneurship.