The 2018 State Career Development conference was held in Downtown Detroit on March 9-11, and it was one of the most exciting, competitive and fun Michigan DECA events of the year.
The DECA Club had the opportunity to meet and compete with over 4,000 Michigan DECA members throughout the state and meet important and influential business professionals. The SCDC was a time for our Taylor DECA marketing students to develop their occupational and leadership skills, as well as meet other fun and energetic Michigan DECA members.
Taylor DECA club brought 28 students who competed at districts in January and won in their own events. We had the most successful year we have ever had this weekend bringing home seven plaques, six medals, and four leadership awards.
I am so proud of how great all of our students behaved and represented our city with honor and pride. We have nine students moving on to the International Career Development Conference in Atlanta, Georgia April 20-24. This is a huge accomplishment and the students worked so hard on their events. To win this is outstanding opportunity.
- Gabriella Sanchez and Emily Conklin for their community service project
- Sara Sherazi and Alondra Castaneda for their entrepreneurship promotion plan
- Adria and Cindy Nyarko for the business law and ethics series event
- Dominick Brock and Da’Kyra McGhee-Monk for Leadership Academy Campaigns
- Sara Sherazi, Dominck Brock, and Cindy Nyarko won the emerging senior leadership award
- Our school was awarded plaques for 100% membership (which means all marketing students joined DECA), Gimme 5 award (which means we had five more people join than last year), and the Thrive Campaign award (which means at both Truman and Kennedy the DECA clubs met all of the requirements for global entrepreneurship, promotion, and community service)
I could not be more proud of our Taylor DECA club. The students in DECA are perfect examples of how much the B.E.L.I.E.F academy can prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in the fields of marketing, hospitality, finance, and management.
BIG THANK YOU TO MELISSA SKOPCZYNSKI, STEVEN WEATHERHOLT, JASON PIMER, AND DANIEL BARNARD FOR SPENDING THE WEEKEND IN DETROIT WITH OUR STUDENTS WORKING EVENTS AND CHAPERONING.
ANOTHER BIG THANK YOU TO SANDRA KLUK, ALLISON HOY AND THE POHI TEACHERS AND STUDENTS, COLLEEN AMPEZZAN AND PAES STUDENTS, AND ERIN MICHAELIS, FOR ALLOWING OUR MARKETING STUDENTS IN YOUR CLASSROOMS. JACKIE LANCINA, TOMMIE SAYLOR, KERRIE VOORHEIS, KIM INGERSOLL, JOELLEN ELMORE, TEACHERS, BOARD OFFICE, AND SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS FOR CONTINUED SUPPORT.