BCHS DECA earns Thrive Level recognition

Brownstown Central High School DECA recently was awarded Thrive Level recognition in the 2021-22 DECA chapter campaign.

The results were announced before Christmas break online at decadirect.org.

DECA is a career and technical student organization that prepares more than 225,000 emerging leaders and entrepreneurs who are interested in careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. It enhances the preparation for college and careers by providing co-curricular programs that integrate into classroom instruction, apply learning, connect to business and promote competition.

Each year, DECA recognizes leading chapters that have built strong local programs focused on serving an exceptional number of members, advisers, alumni and business partners.

These chapters and individuals dedicate their year to academic and career preparation, community service projects, membership recruitment, school outreach activities and other DECA-related endeavors. The chapter’s adviser and student leaders have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to DECA.

DECA’s promotional campaign provides chapter members an opportunity to share with their school and community what the organization is all about and how their chapter is making a positive impact on its members and community.

BCHS DECA sold DECA doughnuts to students, held a fun fair for students and held a promotion to increase positivity and kindness in the school and local community.

In DECA’s community service campaign, chapters held a community service activity, engaged at least 75% of its members and created at least one form of publicity or promotion.

BCHS DECA in conjunction with the business management class held a dodgeball tournament between the students to raise funds for a local food pantry.

Of the 3,000 DECA chapters, only 450 earned recognition in DECA’s chapter campaigns this year. BCHS DECA has earned Thrive Level recognition nine times in the history of the 15-year-old chapter.

After holding a fundraising dinner before a boys basketball game Dec. 18 to raise money for competition costs, the chapter will now turn its attention to prepare for the district competition Saturday at Monrovia High School.

The BCHS DECA chapter adviser is Robin Perry.

For information about DECA, visit deca.org.