DECA Club launched at Whitewater High

Tue, 10/09/2007 - 3:18pm
By: The Citizen

Whitewater High students interested in careers in marketing, management or entrepreneurship can take advantage of the county’s first DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) Chapter, an international business and marketing club that educates members about business and marketing strategies and decisions.

The DECA club started with over 100 members just one month into the school year and is still growing, according to marketing teacher Krystin Glover. The club has hosted pizza party meetings, plans to attend the state fall leadership conference in October and the chapter’s charter officers are busy planning upcoming events. Officers are Jamie Concord, president; Devon Lomax, vice president; Erin Shaw, secretary and Angelyn Vickers, public relations.

Whitewater added the club to round out the four areas of learning that a full marketing program must meet as outlined by the Georgia Department of Education: effective classroom instruction, articulated work-based learning, real-life school-based enterprises and the inclusion of a career tech student organization. The school’s marketing program includes sport and entertainment marketing and entrepreneurship courses.

Glover says she is proud of the new DECA club and considers it the greatest achievement for school’s marketing program so far.

“I am so excited to have so many great marketing students involved in DECA. Our membership is larger than I ever would have imagined in the first year,” she says.

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