MaRaya White, In-Depth Editor

DECA is a Student Youth Organization affiliated with marketing. In DECA students develop leadership skills as well as attend workshops and they have opportunities to compete against other DECA students.

The sponsors for DECA at North are Brittany Ballou, Jerrie Glassman and Ayesha Station.

“We all split the responsibility among us for DECA and FBLA,” said Jerrie Glassman.

Although, DECA is the public face there is also another section in the organization called FBLA. FBLA focuses on specific leadership skills whereas DECA aims towards occupational skills. DECA and FBLA meet together, “The meetings are every other Tuesday at 3:10 to 3:40 , here in 242.” said Jerrie Glassman so anyone interested can receive more info.

DECA travels at least three times a year to various conferences such as Fall Leadership, Central Region, and State. Locally, DECA partakes in tailgates, hay back rides, and college tours. They travel out of sate as well as out of the city.

Taking marketing or business classes at North, DECA is not the only benefit. Students can earn a credit if they have a part-time business-related job. They’re required to work 10 to 15 hours a week throughout the semester.

If you’re a student who’s interested in gaining business skills DECA and FBLA might be of interest to you, “students who take business classes have first-hand knowledge of leadership skills,” said Glassman.

Students in the organization enjoy the program.

“It’s really fun, I love creating business plans,” said Kyrii Richardson.

DECA and FBLA has many opportunities for students interested in business or just want to explore the business fields. Many say it’s a wonderful and experience and I would encourage everyone to join.