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Alpena High School’s DECA Chapter Earns Recognition

The Distributive Education Clubs of America, or DECA, is a career and technical class offered to high school students looking to go into business, improve public speaking skills, or just be involved in their community. The Alpena High School chapter did just that.

They received a “thrive level”, which is given to those who do promotional activities to promote their campaign. They spread the word about DECA, and also did some charitable work during Thanksgiving.

“We wanted as a chapter to stand out and make a difference within our community, even if that’s in a small way,” said Eden Gray, DECA Historian.

They chose the community service aspect of the campaign promotion because they thought it would be a great way to get out in the community, and bring their chapter together. They talked about what you can gain by joining DECA.

“Marketing, and getting out there, and really improving your people talking skills, cause personally, for me at least, it’s really helped me with my public speaking, which I think maybe could be a really big thing to look forward to in the future,” said Aili Lee, Vice President of the DECA Alpena chapter.

Next up for DECA is a state competition in March, and earning the “thrive level” secured their spot in internationals in Orlando Florida in April.