Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Record Number of DECA Students Qualify for State--Busby Named Advisor of the Year

A whopping 56 CHS marketing students qualified to attend and participate at the DECA State Career Development Conference last week in Bellevue. Twelve students advanced to DECA Nationals and our very own CHS marketing teacher Sherry Busby was named advisor of the year. Way to go, Sherry!

About DECA (from www.oregondeca.org)

Founded in 1946, DECA is a 501(c)(3) Association of Marketing Students made up of 170,000 marketing students, 4,500 marketing teachers, and 14,000 postsecondary Delta Epsilon Chi members. The student members of DECA are smart, dedicated individuals already actively involved in preparing for successful careers in marketing, management and entrepreneurship.

DECA members are experienced in workplace skills and are proven leaders within their peer groups and their neighborhood communities. The majority—generally juniors and seniors in high school—hold jobs, and a surprising percentage own their own businesses. Eighty-six percent of DECA members will pursue postsecondary education.

DECA is not extracurricular; it is an integral part of the classroom instructional program. DECA provides teachers and members with educational and leadership development activities to merge with the classroom instructional program, teaching the skills that a successful career in business requires. Working hand-in-hand with the educational and business communities, DECA’s goal is for its members to develop a “career success kit” to carry into their professional and personal lives after graduation.