The Bedford Men’s Club provided a donation to Bedford High School’s DECA club to assist with expenses for their April trip to the International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, Caif. Twenty-nine BHS students will join more than 16,000 DECA members from six countries at the conference. “We’re grateful to the Men’s Club for their continued support for our organization. Their sponsorship helps us to promote DECA’s belief in competition and in offering awards and recognition to student members and advisors for outstanding accomplishments,” said Christina Wilczewski, BHS business teacher and DECA advisor.
Fifty BHS students attended the DECA State Career Development Conference in this year, when BHS received 56 total medals, including four team medals, and 23 top-three finishers. Students compete in business presentations, tests, and case scenarios designed to showcase their management and entrepreneurial skills. Areas of competition include accounting, retailing, management, marketing, hospitality, sports and entertainment, and more than 20 marketing and management areas. Bedford High School DECA was established in 2011, and is the largest chapter in New Hampshire at the high school level. For more information visit www.nhdeca.org and to see the conversation from this year’s conference follow #DECAICDC on Twitter.
DECA is non-profit career-tech organization for high school students who are enrolled in marketing, business, and business-related courses. It is a curriculum-based, leadership-focused organization that offers students a chance to develop their business, entrepreneurial, and management skills as well as develop social and team-building capabilities. DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. DECA enhances the preparation for college and careers by providing co-curricular programs that integrate into classroom instruction, apply learning, connect to business and promote competition