DECA attends annual conference in the Ozarks
On Oct. 18 and 19, DECA attended their annual conference trip to the Lake of the Ozarks. All high schools that are affiliated with DECA attended the trip.
“I’m most excited for Lauren Reiche because she’s running for Missouri State Vice President,” Co-adviser Melissa Trochim said, “and [also excited for] helping her with her campaign.”
While at the conference, students were required to take a 40-question test, participate in role play activities, attend workshops, and vote for DECA MO state officers.
“I hope all the DECA students have a great time and the rest of the school can learn what DECA is about,” senior Thu Nguyen said.
In order to take part in the trip, students must be a member of DECA and have had paid their dues. The conference lasted two days and many students from all over the state will be attending. Perhaps the biggest part of the trip for FHN DECA members is to support Lauren Reiche during hercampaign to become MO State Vice President.
“I’m least excited about my speech,” Reiche said. “I have to say in front of 500 people and I’m kind of nervous.”
The next event that DECA has planned after the conference at the Lake of the Ozarks is the DECA barbecue. The barbecue will be held at Laurel park on Oct. 28.