Twelve members of the recently reestablished Alexandria DECA attended a Fall Leadership Conference in Minneapolis. Those who attended were (back, left to right) Eli Heckert, Cole Haugen, advisor Eric Hartmann, Joe Gorghuber, (back, middle) Levi McFarlane, Peter Rohr, Joe Brown, (front, middle) Grant Hockert, Devon Brundell, Quinton Nienaber, (front) assistant advisor Wendy Watts, Tori Kennealy, Morgan Melrose and Chelsey Swenson.
Alexandria DECA reestablished
This year, Alexandria’s Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) was reestablished with 12 active members participating.
With more than 190,000 high school members, DECA is a nationwide student-led organization. It extends learning from the traditional classroom and allows students to “experience” their studies in the areas of marketing, finance, hospitality and business management.
Alexandria DECA members took part in the Fall Leadership Conference in Minneapolis, competed in the District Conference in St. Cloud, and qualified all 12 team-members for the State Career Development Conference on March 2-4 in Minneapolis.
The district event featured 18 schools and more than 400 competitors. DECA students also served as hosts and hostesses for Wake Up Alexandria at Special Event Boutique in February.
DECA will be part of the Business Communications Entrepreneurship Academy at the new high school.