by ashley yao
I joined DECA just because all of my friends did. Little did I know what a significant role it would play in my high school life. I attended ICDC as a part of the Thrive Academy.
Make it Count: Sophomore
I loved the colorful dots theme of Make it Count. I became a Social Media Correspondent and was heavily involved in community service within my chapter. I started becoming competitive.
I Am DECA: Junior
I was Commissioner of Public Relations in my chapter and ran for state office. I lost, but it was still a great experience. I continued to compete and place 10th in FMS on the state level.
Be Epic: Senior
I continued my work as Comissioner of Public Relations in my chapter with my sister in the officer team with me. I had a gold cap project and placed 7th in HTOR barely missing ICDC competition.
I'm planning on becoming an alumni for the program and I went to ICDC 2016 as a voting delegate. Congratulations to the winners! It was honestly one of the best experiences in my HS years.