Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Pottstown's DECA Club heads into 2015

The members of Pottstown High School's DECA Club.

Blogger's Note: The following was provided by the Pottstown School District.

The Pottstown High School DECA Club, an association of marketing students, elected a new slate of officers and inducted 12 new members at a dinner ceremony held at Pottstown High School on Dec. 11. 

The dinner was prepared and served by the Pottstown High School Culinary Arts students under the direction of Chef Jacquelyn Mathias.

The evening's ceremonies were conducted by DECA Advisors, Kevin Pascal and Rebecca Heiser. 

School Board President Judyth Zahora recognized the outstanding efforts of the DECA organization and noted, "Students who participate in DECA learn specific career technical skills, communication skills, human relations, and employability skills." 

Historian Danielle Slody prepared a video presentation which outlined the many activities of the Pottstown Chapter of DECA.

Seth Thomas was elected President. His slate of officers included:
  • Vice President: Justin Beasley Turner
  • VP of Communications: Ashley Adams
  • VP of Membership: Angelique Olvera
  • VP of Public Relations: Nathan Camacho
  • Historian: Danielle Slody
Newly inducted members included:
Eddie Bulter, Lanea Crawford, Yuliza Cruz, Julia Day, Kayla England, Allision Ludwig, Dylan Mauger, Anthony Santiago, Justin Stewart, Paige Swartz, Julian Weber and Rashell Williams.

DECA is an international association of high school and college students. 

The organization's goal is to improve education and provide opportunities for students interested in careers in marketing, management, and entrepreneurship in business, finance, hospitality, and marketing sales. 

DECA helps students to develop skills for successful business careers providing opportunities for students to build self-esteem, experience leadership, and practice community service.

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