Colorado deca

Chapter Highlights

See some of the accomplishments and achievements of local Colorado DECA chapters. Want to submit your own chapter highlight? Use the form below.

Arvada West High School

DECA at Arvada West High School has grown exponentially in the last three years (since Mr. Milano took over the program). It started with eight students and has grown to almost forty! In the past year DECA has helped with a variety of events such as Trick-or-Treat Street, Elective Fairs, various charities, etc. Most notably, DECA funded and put on a Custodian Appreciation Week where DECA and over 15 other clubs brought in meals, snacks, and gifts for the custodians that keep our school running. DECA also partnered with a local pizza shop to raise money to help children in need obtain/afford wheelchairs! DECA at Arvada West is has grown from a small group into a small community of driven and hardworking students. As it grows, the community-driven projects are growing as well. Great Job AWest DECA!

Brighton High School

District 7 Award Recipients from Brighton High School

Brighton High School

Community Service with Adams County - North Pole Event

Brighton High School

JWill Pink Village Pillow Party

Brighton High School

Ultimate DECA Power Trip - Austin TX

Brighton High School

Ultimate DECA Power Trip - Austin TX Vicky Lopez Padilla - Role Play Medal Recipient

Brighton High School

South Elementary/Allstate Supply Drive

Chatfield DECA

Service dog appreciation: We had a special guest, a foster owner/trainer of guide dogs for the blind, join our DECA meeting. They shared insights into the training and raising of service dogs, giving us a glimpse into their incredible world. Inspired by their stories, we took time to craft heartfelt letters expressing gratitude to other guide dog raisers. It was a powerful way for our DECA members to show appreciation for our community’s dedication and hard work in preparing these remarkable animals for their life-changing roles.

Cherry Creek High School

Cherry Creek DECA has had a blast hosting many amazing events! Our chapter has placed emphasis on creating a sense of unity this year. Our favorite event was our annual Trunk or Treat Street. We partnered with other business clubs such as FCCLA and FBLA to help create a one of a kind experience for the community. We invited 11 Elementary schools, our Special education program, and other community members to come. Our Deca members decorated their cars and handed out candy. Cars and costumes reached many themes such as outer space, under the sea and sports! This event was phenomenal and our members got the amazing chance to bond not only with each other and the community.

Cherry Creek Innovation Campus DECA

CCIC DECA hosted a Miracle Week to support EEqual - a non-profit organization to help homeless students get to college. Our Spirit Week consisted of a hat day, rep your college day, neon day, and wear the Miracle Week shirt day. We ended the week by hosting a Movie Night. The HOSA CTSO group helped us with our Movie Night by providing baskets for the auction. The Skills USA CTSO group donated a corn hole set for the auction. Our group raised $1,300.00 for EEqual.

Dakota Ridge High School

Dakota Ridge High School's 2023-2024 DECA members!

Dakota Ridge High School

Dakota Ridge High School DECA members on their way to competition!

Discovery Canyon Campus

DCC’s DECA chapter has had continuous growth with a 101 member increase over the last four years. This year, we attended multiple invitationals including, Old Town Throw Down, North Metro, and Vail. Alongside Canyon Cafe, we opened another school based enterprise, Thunder Threads, an apparel and screen printing shop. DCC DECA has had an amazing school year so far competition wise with a 1st place win at The Vail Invitational and 96 total state qualifiers in various events!

Fountain-Fort Carson High School

Malia, Angelo, and Joselin showing off their hardware after DECA Districts. During District 8 competition, this team hosted several activities including a DECA District Goosechase.

Grandview DECA

Our 4th annual Trick or Treat Street took place on October 30th. We had 28 clubs participate and close to 500 people from the community come through the doors. Students from our club and officer team helped to decorate the halls in a Candyland theme and market for the event at our local elementary schools. It was a big success!

Greeley West High School

GWHS DECA State Bound Student photo

Green Mountain High School

Green Mountain DECA partnered with our school's Event Planning Committee to host a Trick or Treat Street event in October. Admission was one canned food item which was donated to our local food bank called Foothills Foodies. In one night we collected over 900 cans and donated it back for the 10/10/10 initiative!!

Legend High School

Legend DECA has had an amazing year! In the spring, we went to ICDC in Orlando and had an awesome time! This year, we've increased our membership and our competition performance-- winning District 11 Champions and taking almost 60 members to state! We've had so much fun representing Legend DECA this year through competition, school events and volunteer activities. Legend is ready and excited to succeed at state and ICDC this year!

Mountain Range DECA Raises over $30k for Make-A-Wish Colorado

Mountain Range High School DECA staff and students raised $30,426.28 for Make-A-Wish Colorado. Students and staff set a new school fundraising record (the previous record was $20,037.99)! Mountain Range DECA has hosted the annual Pie in the Eye charity event since 2007. Pie in the Eye is a yearly event where students challenge staff to raise money. Whoever raises the most money gets to pie the loser in the face in front of the entire school at the pep assembly. Our staff and students raised enough money to grant Mati’s wish and the wishes of four other children from Make-A-Wish Colorado. Mati is a seven-year-old little girl with congestive heart failure. Mati wished to become a princess at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Magic Kingdom Park.

Northfield High School

Our chapter had the opportunity to volunteer at our district's cross country meet. Members were given a location to stand and direct runners on the course. Our officer team set up a concessions stand and sold chips, drinks, burritos, and candy. This was a really great opportunity to show our support for the event and interact with our community. In addition, we were able to practice our selling skills and raise money for future chapter activities. We look forward to volunteering again at this event next year!

Pueblo County High School

Have you ever pondered the idea of how unsafe Halloween can be with the constant wishing of cars by kids walking the street looking for the next place to get candy? Studies show that children on Halloween are twice as likely to be hit by a car then any other day of the year. Now think of how many kids would get hit by cars if they were on streets that had no sidewalks and no street lights. Those circumstances almost double the amount of children getting injured or even killed by a car on Halloween. Our high school, Pueblo County High School, is located in a farming, rural community where there is a lack of sidewalks and street lights due to the distance the houses are apart from each other. This community or area of Pueblo County is called Vineland, Pueblo CO. In this area, there has been a population increase of 7.2%, which mostly consists of families with young or middle school-aged children. Therefore, more children are being put in harm's way when it comes time to trick-or-treating on Halloween. As the main leaders of our Deca chapter, we thought about how we could prevent these children from potential danger but also continue to give them the core memory of trick-or-treating. That's when the idea of Trunk-or-Treat popped into our minds. Not only would this be creating an event for all the kids within our community but also would allow the community to get involved with the planning and development of the event.

Pueblo West High School

Pueblo West high DECA officer members planned and facilitated an assembly for new drivers (sophomore class), along with our local law enforcement, to promote awareness on the ramifications of drunk/impaired driving.

Pueblo West High School

The Pueblo West Cyclones annual MORP dance is sponsored by DECA and is a ""welcome back to school event"" held in early September. PWHS DECA has their own DJs as well as sound and lighting equipment, and they have provided service to various school dances and even some weddings!

Riverdale Ridge High School

Helping with the Adams County North Pole Event. This event was to help foster families to get gifts for the holidays.

Rocky Mountain High School

Old Town Throw Down - Partnered with 37 businesses in Fort Collins and hosted 250 students from 13 different schools. This competitive event had students present their business solutions to the owners and managers of those businesses with prizes being awarded to the top 2 competitors.

Rocky Mountain High School

This year we hosted the first ever annual Old Town Throw Down Invitational! This took place in Old Town Fort Collins where we partnered with local businesses to introduce experiential roleplays. Competitors had the opportunity to meet with managers and owners of these businesses and present a unique roleplay written for the business with real-life problems, and feedback from real people within the business industry.

Severance High School

Severance High School's chapter is full of ambition and grit. We've significantly grown as a program in numbers, participation, and success in nearly three years. This year we participated in competitions we've never had the opportunity to including the ""Old Town Throw down"" which worked with local businesses to practice competition skills, and the ""CSU Invite"" which further increased our chapter's experience and networking. Our most notable event participated in this year was attending the 2023 Ultimate Power Trip. We were able to provide the funding for our current six officers to attend all paid for through business sponsorships we acquired in less than a week. This was an incredible opportunity as we were the only full chapter in attendance from Colorado. We are also fortunate to have our first candidates running as state officers.

St Mary's Academy

St Mary's Academy students opened a new apparel operation this year, offering merchandise to the entire SMA community!

St. Mary's Academy

This year, the St. Mary’s Academy DECA chapter started the SMApparel store, a school store that sells SMA-branded merchandise. In March, the SMA administration approached DECA with a proposal: they wanted to launch an SMA apparel store and asked DECA to run it. SMA DECA students faced this challenge head-on! Students first surveyed the student body to determine the most popular apparel items. Next, they found appropriate vendors, ordered merchandise, and opened the store, launching it at the high school orientation. The SMApparel store has been open at different events throughout the school year and has sold over eleven thousand dollars in merchandise to date.

Thomas Jefferson

Our Chapter Officers campaigned for the 10/10/10 Initiative throughout the 1st semester and at the D3 District Conference. The team set a goal of 1,000 lbs. of food, 100 hours from the TJ Chapter Members, and $10,000 in donations for Adopt-A-Family. We were able to accomplish those goals because of the hard work of the 9 TJ Chapter Officers and their diligent efforts to make a difference. Totals Raised Food (lbs.): 2630 Service Hours: 612 Money: $12,400 (Includes Adopt-A-Family Donations)

University High School

North Metro DECA practice day!!