Heritage DECA Students Find Unanimous Success

DECA is an organization that works to prepare and inspire young entrepreneurs by providing them with real life experiences in marketing, finance and management. Heritage High School is just one out of 3,500 high schools that participate in DECA.

Heritage DECA has recently competed in the district competition and five people have made it to state which will be held in Glenwood springs in February.

“For the District Competition we had two role plays that we had to do and they were a lot of fun, and I feel like I learned a lot about how to make a business presentation in the real world,” says Sarah Grechien ’17.

The club offers great opportunities for students interested in business because they get real hans on experience through the organization. The competition consists of multiple role plays with different themes such as Marketing Management, Sports Marketing, Food Marketing and Retail.

Five Heritage students compete in the DECA district competition and all five have made it to state.

Five Heritage students compete in the DECA district competition, and all five have made it to state.

“Preparing the role play was the hardest part of the competition because we only had 10 minutes and it was really stressful,” says Grecein.

The experience provided student with a realistic challenge and placed them under circumstances that forced them to work well under pressure.

“I’m very proud of the fact that I’ve made it this far and I think I had some real world professional business experience,” says Conner Spaulding ’17.

DECA does more within the Heritage community than just compete, the DECA store sells merchandise and food at school events and helps to boost Eagle Pride.

“My favorite part of DECA is meeting new people and learning about the profession I want to go into,” says Spaulding.

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