Colorado DECA

Chapter
Highlights

Arapahoe High School

In September, Arapahoe DECA organized and ran a BBQ & bake sale during the AHS powderpuff game as part of their homecoming week. DECA members and officers repped their new club shirts as they raised money for the CO DECA 10/10/10 campaign.

Arvada West High School

With a new leader (both president and advisor) this chapter has made great strides over this year. -50% of the chapter has been invited to DECA State Finals. -Over 100 service hours have been completed by chapter members -Hundreds of dollars have been raised and donated to charity -Events such as custodian appreciation, Trick-Or-Treat Street, etc. have been completed/successful If you need anything else, please let me know. Thank you, Anthony Milano anthony.milano@jeffco.k12.co.us

Brighton High School

On Thursday, December 16, Annika Cunningham and Patrick Kelly presented to the Brighton Youth Commission a proposal to collaborate on a mental health awareness campaign.

Brighton High School

Students wrote a Proclamation to The City of Brighton to make February CTE Month. On February 1, 2022 the mayor of Brighton signed the Proclamation and presented it Giana Rocha and Kloee Eisenbarth.

CCIC DECA

CCIC DECA students planned a startup weekend for interested entrepreneurs that attend our campus. The project team planned the event, purchased refreshments and meals, invited judges, secured a sponsor for the event and prizes, and hosted the event on our campus in November. Great ideas were presented and a DECA chapter member won! Congrats Alek!

CCIC DECA

The CCIC DECA officers attending the Vail Invitational, the weekend allowed officers to experience DECA competitions, social activities and to plan our DECA year!

CCIC DECA

CCIC DECA organized a building wide food drive to benefit the Colorado VIllage Collaborative, a homeless community in downtown Denver. The students collected over 900 lbs. of food by categorizing donation needs and supplying students with a labelled grocery bag to return their items to campus. All donations were delivered just in time for Thanksgiving!

Chatfield Senior High School

Our chapter has grown so much in the past few years. All of our officers have gotten pretty close after being in the club together for a few years. DECA has become a fun activity at our school that everyone looks forward to!

Cherry Creek DECA

Cherry Creek High School DECA is known for its engaging trips where students have the opportunity to improve on their competitive skills. A highlight of Creek DECA in 2021 was our trip to Beaver Creek where students had the opportunity to compete to qualify for Districts in their role-plays. While Beaver Creek was stressful for students when competing, we did hold some fun activities where a hypnotist asked students to perform humorous tasks in a hypnotic state. For example, students were asked to enact their dream superhero, filling the room with laughter and joy. After competing online during the pandemic, Beaver Creek allowed students to grow and improve as competitors and meet students in their chapter. A chapter with encouraging, determined students made Beaver Creek such a blast!!

Conifer DECA

Conifer DECA competed in the Beaver Creek Invitational with about 30 students. This conference was a fun way to reacquaint ourselves with other schools, begin to network again, and give our members practice for District and State competitions. Even though it had been a while since our members did face-to-face role-plays, we still had 18 members place in the competition.

Denver East High School

This year, Denver East High School was able to bring Trick-or-Treat Street back to our community. We invited youth from local schools and local after school programs, like Boys and Girl Club of Denver, to come trick-or-treat in a safe environment in front of our school. We had over 35 clubs and teams from East High set up booths where they held a fun activity and passed out candy to over 500 attendees. It was a blast bringing the spirit back to our school and interacting with future East Angels!

Durango High School

In a campaign striving for city beatification, Durango DECA participated in in a Rake n' Run. The chapter rake the leaves of a major city street in an attempt to benefit the community as a whole. This shows both respect and appreciation for our community, as we demonstrate good habits and beautify the neighborhood. Secondly, it allowed our chapter to bond and create friendships.

Evergreen

Evergreen High School held its first annual 'DECA After Dark' practice tradition since COVID, and it was a major success! It's been nearly two years since even our most seasoned members have competed at an in-person event-- it was refreshing to see business as usual after so much time! Students attended DECA After Dark at Evergreen High School to practice for Districts. Parents volunteered to judge sample events for students, which allowed every member to practice before districts. Each individual/group got to practice with two roleplays. Every student received pointers and helpful tricks to excel in competition. All who participated received points towards a 2021-22 DECA letter. We would like to thank all that participated and helped set up for DECA After Dark. DECA After Dark was a huge factor in Evergreen's impressive showing at Districts!

Fountain-Fort Carson

Our DECA chapter strives to make everyone feel welcome. Here at FFCHS DECA, we are all a family. We work together to make sure everyone feels included and welcome. With having a constantly changing student body, we are constantly receiving new chapter members. Our DECA family always makes sure to welcome in anyone who may be new or may not completely understand what DECA is. We have an incredibly hard working team of chapter officers and DECA advisors who work around the clock to ensure that we maintain a smoothly running chapter with a heavily inclusive family atmosphere.

Grandview DECA

Our biggest event last fall was our Trick or Treat Street event where we invited our community to come celebrate Halloween in a safe environment. We handed out candy, played games, and did crafts! It was a wonderful event! Plus, we raised $500 for charity!

Greeley West High School

District 7 Conference Team!

Lamar High School

During the fall of 2015, a group of LHS students were driven to honor their late classmate, Janea Aguilera. Through a lot of discussion, the Childhood Cancer Awareness Week and Race Against Childhood Cancer were born, to honor not only her, but all those who have fought the disease. All proceeds go to the Janea Aguilera and Dalton Kerr Memorial Scholarships, and respective donated items go to Children’s Hospital. Through the event, LHS was able to raise over $2,000 for the scholarships and garnered participation from a large percentage of the community.

Mountain Range High School

Mountain Range High School held the annual North Metro Conference at the end of October in order to prepare students for the District 1 conference that was held in November. North Metro took place over two consecutive days where over 500 students attended in total from schools across the area. The conference took a great deal of planning and preparation in order to put together. Some of what goes into North Metro includes registration; organizing and printing role plays, tests, and judge score sheets; gathering volunteers for judges; ordering trophies; physical set up for the prep rooms and role play rooms; calculating final scores; and running the entire conference in general as it takes place. North Metro not only allowed for first-time competitors to gain some experience as to what a real DECA conference is like, but it allowed for all students to attend a practice conference that could assist them in refreshing their skills and preparing to do great at the Districts conference! However, North Metro isn't just about competing, it offers an opportunity for schools and students to bond and have fun in a less high stakes competition. Mountain Range DECA officers and advisors try to make it fun by providing the opportunity to go to Boondocks and eat lunch with friends. Additionally, the officers put together a TikTok competition and hashtag for each North Metro day so that students could showcase their creativity and humor at the awards ceremony. On the second day of North Metro, some of the officers and upperclassman even danced the Cha-Cha slide with everyone right before the awards ceremony. North Metro is an annual conference that so many DECA students look forward to each year as the DECA season begins!

Mountain Range High School DECA Chapter

One of the Mountain Range High School's traditions includes the annual Pie in the Eye event hosted by the DECA Chapter. The event begins two weeks before homecoming in September. During this time frame, students at Mountain Range challenge their teachers to see who can raise more money for the fundraiser. This year, we partnered with the Children's Hospitals Colorado as our charity. Students and staff members worked with several local businesses including Chick-fil-A, KingSoopers, Grandrabbits Toy Shoppe, and more to collect donations. Those donations were then auctioned to community members and all money raised went towards the fundraiser. At the Homecoming assembly, the Mountain Range DECA officers and members set up the Pie in the Eye portion of the event. All participants of the event were invited down to the main floor and whoever raised the least amount of money would get a sticky pie in their face. This year, our chapter raised $14,807 towards the Children's Hospital, and that money will benefit patients with cancer and terminal illnesses.

Northglenn High School

Northglenn DECA had a blast participating in the DECA District 13 Conference at the Adams County Fairgrounds.

Northglenn High School

Our marketing and entrepreneurship classes participated in Knowledge Matters Scholarship Challenge.

Northglenn High School

Our DECA chapter participated in Northglenn's Safe Street Halloween event. We decorated our booth in the theme of "A Nightmare Before Christmas" and we enjoyed handing out candy to thousands of kids on October 23, 2021.

Palmer Ridge DECA

Palmer Ridge DECA has done a lot of amazing things for our community this year in service of the statewide 10/10/10 Initiative. At the beginning of the year we hosted a chapter dodgeball tournament to raise canned food items for our local food bank, from that event alone we raised 130 pounds of canned goods. Later on, we hosted a card writing campaign for our local first responders and donated halloween candy to celebrate First Responder’s Day and the amazing sacrifices they make for our community. Near the holiday season our chapter hosted our first competitive fundraiser for Mental Health Colorado, we were able to raise over 465 dollars! Overall we are very proud of our strong commitment to philanthropy and fostering community minded leaders.

Pine Creek High School

Pine Creek takes on Universal at our Entertainment Marketing Conference

Pueblo East High School

Pueblo East High School DECA plans and organizes the an annual Halloween event. This year was the fourth annual "Tuffy's Trick or Treat" provides a fun and safe place for elementary students to trick-or-treat and play games. EHS sports teams host games while clubs and organizations decorate tables for trick-or-treating through the halls. Thanks to the support of the EHS community, this is always a fun and successful event.

Riverdale Ridge DECA

We attended our 1st DECA District 7 Conference and come home with 11 State Qualifiers and 12 Alternates.

Rocky Mountain High School

Organized and ran the annual "Cans Around the Bo'val" for two weeks in October. Collected 4,268 lbs of food and over $3,000 for the Larimer county food bank.

St. Mary's Academy

St. Mary's Academy DECA Year One

Thomas Jefferson

For the 20th year in a row, TJ DECA hosted its annual Adopt A Family program. which assists financially challenged families from the TJ Community, with gifts and food for the holidays. In total, more than $14,400.00 in donations were collected and distributed to the families, which included 55 families and 240 children. 75 volunteers generously gave their time to help collect, sort, and distribute the wrapping paper, tape, name tags, gifts and food for each family. A very special thanks to the SkillsUSA Chapter at TJ that coordinated all of the food donations.

Thompson Valley High School

TVHS has been involved with the Give Next Program this year - a way to give back to the community through a personalized mission statement that we define. We are so excited to help our local community members in the area of homelessness.

Thornton High School

THS DECA students have planned, organized, and worked the new school concession cart Trader Tro's Stop-N-Go. DECA students have practiced accounting and inventory practices, money management, marketing, sales, and customer service.

University High School

District 1 Conference