DECA Prepares for States


Vincent LoPiccolo

Kyle Sun (left), Leiah Stone (middle), and Nick Pesci (right) at the District 7 Conference.

Sophia Tecson, Staff Writer

Fifty-two medals were earned by Adams DECA students at the District 7 Conference on January 13. Adding to this success, 29 students from Adams qualified to attend the Michigan DECA State Career Development Conference.

The state conference will take place March 9 through 11 at Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan. Attending students will have the chance to meet over 4,000 other Michigan DECA members and business representatives. They will also be competing to qualify for the International Career Development Conference in Atlanta, Georgia and represent Michigan DECA.

The conference will start with registration 11 a.m. on Friday, March 9. For the next three days, students will be participate in different role-play competitions to demonstrate their skills. Members will have free time to socialize with others while also helping students improve their leadership and entrepreneurship skills.

DECA, or the Distributive Education Clubs of America, is a business organization that is all about preparing students for college and future careers. Many members at Adams find DECA a fun way to interactively learn about the business world.

“The program is run so well at Adams that it helped me consider what DECA might help me do in the future . . . The DECA role plays and tests that are included in mist events apply to real business situations and give you great exposure to the field you’re interested in,” said sophomore Sarrah Ahmed.

Vincent LoPiccolo
Adams DECA at the District 7 Conference.

DECA’s high school program allows students to explore different business and marketing careers. The Michigan state conference is another way the members experience real life situations to improve their experience and skills.

“I’m excited to go to states because I can see all the other students that are in the DECA club and see other people with the same interests as me. I am also excited to see the members of DECA get closer together as a club,” said sophomore Nick Pesci.

DECA is a popular club at Adams with more than 50 members. However, the chapter of Michigan DECA at Adams is just one of many across the state. The state conference is an exciting time for these member to meet and showcase their skills. Adams is proud to send their members to this conference and wishes their DECA representatives good luck.