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"Experience The Difference"
"Geaux Beyond"

"Preparing Emerging Leaders and Entrepreneurs for
over 77 years"

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DECA is an academic, professional association of high school and college students with an interest in careers within the fields of marketing, finance, hospitality/tourism, culinary arts, fashion merchandising, retailing, and business management.

DECA's purpose is to:

  • integrate into classroom instruction through authentic, experiential learning methods that prepare members for college and careers,

  • apply learning by having members put their knowledge into action through rigorous project-based activities that require creative solutions with practical outcomes.

  • connect to businesses to provide members realistic insight into industry and to promote meaningful, relevant learning.

  • promote competition which drives members to excel and improve their performance.

 

These purposes determine the character of our chapter activities.  Through these DECA prepares the next generation to be academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, and experienced leaders. 

 

DECA is comprised of over 225,000 members in the U.S. and internationally.  Louisiana DECA currently accounts for over 1,200 of these members.

 

DECA is designated by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

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Louisiana DECA Membership Drive

Chapters which increase membership over last year's membership will receive the following rewards at CDC (if the school attends):
Just Beyond      $25 gift card to ShopDECA
Going Beyond    $40 gift card to ShopDECA
Went Way Beyond     $60 gift card to ShopDECA

Any chapter with 100 or more members
have reached the
Above & Beyond level and
will receive a DECA blazer plus
$60 gift card to ShopDECA.
Awards will be given at the state conference
and only to those chapters present.

Chapter Campaigns

Thrive Level

 

Achievement Level

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MEMBERSHIP AWARDS

only give to those chapters attending the CDC

Went Way Beyond-$60

  • Abbeville High School

  • Acadiana High School

  • Baton Rouge Magnet High School

  • Bryd High School

  • Franklin Parish High School

  • North Central High School

  • South Plaquemines High School

  • University View Academy

  • Vidalia High School

Going Beyond -$40

Just Beyond-$25

  • Caddo Career & Technology Center

  • Phoenix High School

  • Walker High School

Above & Beyond-100 members

  • Baton Rouge Magnet High

  • University View Academy

DECA's Annual Pumpkin Contest is always a great time for members and advisors to bond with their chapters, show off their creative talents and share their DECA spirit. This year's contest had a record number of entries, with 650+ submissions from members all across the DECA world! Louisiana DECA is proud to announce that two of our very own members in the Most Creative Pumpkin category won 1st and 2nd place! Congratulations, Evie Parks from University View Academy, Louisiana, and Jordyn Rosenblatt from Lehigh University, Louisiana

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Evie Parks | University View Academy, Louisiana
Jordyn Rosenblatt | Lehigh University, Louisiana

DECA Inc. and Louisiana DECA stands against racism in all forms. As community oriented and professionally

responsible leaders, we celebrate diversity and inclusion and embrace our role in shaping a better future.

 

We stand in solidarity with the African American, Black, Native American,  Indian, Asian American, Chicano,

Hispanic, Latino, European, Middle Eastern, and Caucasian communities - our members, alumni, partners and

employees - in the fight against systemic racism and injustice.

 

DECA Inc. is committed to creating and maintaining a healthy and respectful environment for all of our emerging leaders and entrepreneurs. Our philosophy is to ensure all members, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status are treated equally and respectfully. Any behavior in the form of discrimination, harassment, or bullying will not be tolerated. It is the responsibility of all members to uphold and contribute to this climate.

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STATE STAFF

Association Advisors                                  Office

High School Association

Paul Grethel

paul.grethel@gmail.com

 

Collegiate Association

Ashley Martinez

ashleylynn8504@me.com

26236 Wax Rd.

Denham Springs, LA 70726

TEL    504-301-7194

FAX    225-683-8610

TEAM #77  Association Officers 

 

Nicolas Nguyen, President (EC)                                         

Baton Rouge Magnet High
Cell:  225-921-4322

Email:  nicolasn2006@yahoo.com

Facebook:  Nicolas Nguyen

LinkedIn:  Nicolas Nguyen

Instagram: @deca.nick

 

Brock Sykes, Vice-President of Marketing & Communications (EC)

University View Academy

Cell:  985-320-9788                                                                

Email: deca.brock@gmail.com    

Facebook:  Brock Sykes

Twitter:  @deca_brock

Instagram:  @deca.brock

 

Jayla Tellis, Vice-President of Hospitality (EC)

Green Oaks Performing Arts

Cell:  318-200-1770                                                                

Email: Jayla.deca1111@gmail.com

 

Khadija Henni, Vice-President of Leadership (EC)

Denham Springs High School

Cell:  225-305-4673                                                               

Email: deca.khadijah@gmail.com

Instagram:  @deca.khadija

 

 

Luke Pierre, Vice-President of Finance & Career Development (EC)

Acadiana High

Cell:  337-371-7002                                                               

Email:  lukeapierre@gmail.com

Facebook:  Luke Pierre

Twitter:  LukePierre13

Instagram:  @louisiana_deca_77

 

 

Alec Grandt, Vice-President of Membership and Outreach (EC)

Baton Rouge Magnet High                                                    

Cell:  225-910-4636

Email: AlecGrandtDeca@gmail.com

Instagram:  @deca.Alec

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