The future of DECA has been uncertain in everyone’s eyes since March when Covid came sweeping through the nation. When Victor Senior High closed, any hope we had left for DECA continuing was extinguished. The national competition was canceled, and Victor’s chance at dominating the competition was taken from us. But now, due to the hard work of our Administrators, Mr. Cutaia and Mrs. Utz, Victor Senior High DECA has been officially approved to start up again as an online club!
The future of Deca is looking bright even through the uncertainties of 2020. This year Victor Deca has recruited the support of 14 new officers. Our leadership team includes Alex Parton(Co-President), Monica King(Co-President), Andrew Kovaleski(Vice President-Competitive Events), Abi Black(Vice President-Testing), Catie Ginther(Public Relations), Abiha Rahman(Treasurer), Maddie Pitts(Community Service), Rachel Gill(Community Service), Jason Zaccour(Fundraising), Paige Ford(Secretary), Eric Marchetti(Thrive Academy), Ashaz Rahman(Website Designer), Nick Fronzak(Social Media), and Alex Seiler(Social Media).
There will be changes to DECA to ensure all safety measures are followed.. DECA will be run virtual in every aspect. The regional competition is set to be held through online testing, virtual meetings and virtual role plays. The fate of the State Career Conference and International career Development Conference is to be determined. In addition to this, Victor DECA will be holding all meetings virtually. If our members have any questions or concerns, we will communicate through online platforms. You can contact Mrs. Utz, Mr. Cutaia or any of our DECA officers with any questions you may have.
Everyone participating in Victor Senior High DECA is very excited about the opportunity to be able to compete this year. As said by the Victor DECA Website Designer, Ashaz Rahman, “I started DECA last year as a freshman and it has helped me develop greater leadership and problem solving skills. I am so glad that I get to continue with DECA this year and continue nurturing those skills even despite Covid-19”.
DECA is a club that prepares young leaders and aspiring entrepreneurs for future careers in the business industry. DECA focuses on fine tuning the skills such as marketing, finance, hospitality, and management in these bright young minds to establish a foundation for future leadership positions. Through participation in DECA, people learn how to communicate thoughts and ideas, recognize the benefit of community service, and are prepared academically for college and careers. If you want to learn more about Victor DECA, visit our website VictorDECA.weebly.com and to see the latest news, follow us on twitter @Victor_DECA