DECA shows off skills at state competition

By Emma Weintraub

Six members of Central’s DECA club (formerly known as the Distributive Education Clubs of America), seniors Noah Bloom, Ryan Kalis, Remy Sachs, Mia Rubin, Jessica Rockwell, and junior Austin Kramer, qualified for and competed at states.

The competition was held at the Renaissance Center in downtown Detroit, Michigan March 12. The students were given the opportunity to experience marketing and business careers by competing against other Metro Detroit high school DECA teams. In these competitions, groups are given a prompt involving a business dilemma, and must come up with the best solution.

“My favorite aspect of the competition is being able to compete against other kids my age from different schools who have similar interests that I do. I really love that I can have this opportunity while I connect with people in the heart of Michigan,” said Rubin.

Although none of the qualifiers placed for nationals, club advisor Lisa Jastrzab said, “I am honored to have given these students a glimpse of what the modern world looks like and to further their career opportunities post high school.”

DECA is a club that is centered around improving various marketing skills that include communication skills and the general knowledge of marketing. Students who join DECA are;2 looking to gain further knowledge in the wide world of business and communication.

“My favorite aspect of DECA is that I have the opportunity to go to competitions like these and meet people who are as goal oriented as I am at making a career in business, marketing, or communication,” Kramer said.

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