This past weekend over 150 DECA members from around the state attended the District Skills competition hosted by Cascade High School. The day consisted of testing and role-plays where members were able to fine-tune their skills for the upcoming State Career Development Conference. The competition also exposed new members to what DECA competition looks like. Members pushed through a power outage from a storm the night before, and spent over half of their day competing in the dark. Talk about some DECA-dedicated students!
Despite the power outage, the event was high successful and many members found it beneficial. “It was a great first experience” said Jessi, a first year member from Woodburn High School.
Oregon DECA would like to give a big thank you to District two Vice President Bailey Boaz for planning the event, Cascade Chapter President Bodie Christ and Cascade Advisor Mr. Reinhardt for hosting, and a number of Alumni and local business professionals for their volunteer work and help with judging.