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  • Rachel Hanan

Club of the Week- DECA

DECA is an international organization that simulates the business community for high school students. Students who participate in the DECA competitions are advised by Mr. Doug Garfinkel, the Chairman of the Business Department at North Shore. This year, DECA is led by co-presidents Sarah Brisman, Aaron Kahen and Jacob Aldad. Participants can choose from a wide range of categories such as hospitality, entrepreneurship, tourism, sports management, business law, apparel and accessories, and more. DECA offers students the opportunity to compete in a role play, in which club members are given a real life business scenario and must compose a plan using the information given by judges in a limited amount of time. In addition to the role play category, there is an option to formulate a full business or innovative plan based on a good or service of one’s choice. The plan includes the costs to produce the goods, target markets, and more. Competitions are held at the regional level, state level and international level. DECA not only allows students to learn about the business field and the process of creating a business plan, but also gives students opportunities for networking, social interactions, and to meet guest speakers. DECA is an amazing learning experience for all students, and I hope to see you at the next meeting!

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