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Alpena High School DECA Club Qualifies For International Career Development Conference In California

Alpena High School’s DECA club is competing against other schools from all over the world at the DECA International Career Development Conference in California on April 27th.

“We are part of the DECA club and recently we just competed at our state event, which they qualify for internationals through like a certification out of the store. So they’re going back competing at internationals and then, I did not qualify, but I was chosen to go to this thrive academy, which basically is throughout the four days we get to learn new ways and how we can improve our chapter for the next year, which will be helpful because I’m going to be a senior next year” said Aili Lee, DECA chapter officer at Alpena high school.

DECA stands for distributive, education, club of America and is connected to Alpena high school’s marketing class that has a student led store called campus closet.

“It’s a school based enterprise where we like, we sell merchandise: food, drinks, we also have like a bunch of other things that we do a lot of promotions. Basically, it’s like a way for the students to at the school to purchase things during lunch” said Madi Meyer, store manager of campus closet at Alpena High School.

The campus closet sells items such as school apparel, and food items that can be purchased throughout the day and they are currently conducting cookie and donut fundraisers to raise money for DECA to attend their ICDC trip.

“We’re going to be presenting this board right here that we have and basically just like talking about our store. So all of like our vendors, we have like these performance indicators, so we have to go off like our retail image and basically how our store runs and everything that we sell and all that type of stuff” said Meyer.

“Yeah, and it’s like a group with the both of us and we have all these requirements and stuff, so right now we’re really in the process of making our script, making sure we check all the boxes, just making sure it’s perfect for ICDC” said Olivia Miller, DECA officer at Alpena high school.

ICDC consists of challenges in different areas of business such as; marketing, human resources, sales, entrepreneurship and finance. The students say they are excited to network with other DECA students from across the state of Michigan.

If you’d like to contribute to funding the DECA students ICDC trip, you can check out AHS Campus Closet on Facebook for more details.