New DECA members practice skills in first chapter meeting

Team Radio Marketing Group - September 12, 2017 3:09 pm

Pictured, from left, are Kylie Hockenbury, Macy Swinehart, Vincent Rush, Brenner McDougal, Makenzie Cummings, and Rylee Webster. To learn more about being a part of DECA at Ponca City High School contact the faculty adviser for the group, Heather Monks.

New Ponca City DECA members participated in a team-building activity recently at their first chapter meeting.

Members were divided into teams and given limited supplies to build the tallest tower.  Members were encouraged to work together to improve their teamwork and communication skills.

DECA Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit student organization with more than 200,000 members in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, China, Germany, Guam, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Spain.  The U.S. Congress, the U.S. Department of Education and state, district and international departments of education authorize DECA’s programs.

DECA has a 70-year history and has impacted the lives of more than 10 million students, educators, school administrators and business professionals since it was founded in 1946.

The program is meant to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges all over the world.  DECA’s programs and activities are said to provide authentic, experiential learning methods to prepare members for college and careers.

The group members put their knowledge into action through rigorous project-based activities that require creative solutions with practical outcomes.  As well, partnerships with businesses at local and broader levels provide members realistic insight into industry and promote meaningful, relevant learning.

 

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