On Feb. 10, DECA headed to Mid Rivers Mall, but not for a sale at Macy’s – they had DECA districts. Between the 12 other schools in the district, the top six individuals and the top three teams will move on to the State competition.
To prepare, Co-Adviser of DECA Melissa Trochim has guided the students through a variety of activities.
“We did role playing and took different tests for all of the events and we had a mini-competition,” Trochim said. “The students also got to role play with someone besides the marketing teachers.”
As the students arrived at the mall, they individually took an hour-long test. The judges then ranked the students on how well they role-played and scored on their tests. For senior Nicole Hume, competition season is her favorite part about DECA.
“My heart beats DECA,” Hume said. “I absolutely love it.”
As the District Six Vice President, Hume has a high expectation for herself to perform well. Not only is she excited for Districts, but she is looking forward to possibly going to Anaheim, CA later this year. For President Alyssa Fixley, the best part of DECA is the people involved.
“I love DECA,” Fixley said. “The competitions are really fun and we all just have a good time.”