Pottstown High’s DECA Club Inducts Newest Members

New DECA members take their oath of induction

POTTSTOWN PA – New members of Pottstown High School’s DECA Club, an association of students interested in all aspects of business marketing, were inducted last Thursday (Oct. 27, 2011) during a dinner ceremony held in the cafeteria at the high school, 750 N. Washington St., Pottstown PA.

DECA is an international association of high school and college students interested in careers in marketing, management, and entrepreneurship in business, finance, hospitality, and marketing sales. It helps them prepare for successful business careers, according to Pottstown School District Director of Community Relations John Armato.

The school's culinary students served dinner, including a congratulatory cake

“Students who participate in DECA learn specific career technical skills, communication skills, human relations, and employability skills,” district school board President Rick Huss said during remarks at the ceremony. They were echoed by Danielle McCoy, district director of career and technical education, who congratulated the organization for being one of the most energetic and active groups in the high school.

Among the inductees were Emily Griffin, Cameron Haines, Tyler Hallenbeck, Tayla Haulcey-Clark, Quianna McEntosh, DaVenia McKim, Ryan McMahon, Amira Mohamed, Meyanni Nealy, Megan O’Donnell, Tatianna Robinson, Megan Schmidt and James Yoder.

The group additionally elected a new slate of officers. They are Zach Haines, president; Lindsey Hayver, vice president; and Sierra Lee, secretary and public relations officer.

Jennifer Mentzer, a Pottstown High School DECA alumni, talked to students about the importance of self-confidence in the work place. Member Megan Schmidt prepared a PowerPoint presentation which described the club’s many activities.

The evening’s ceremonies were conducted by DECA Adviser Kevin Pascal. The dinner was prepared and served by high school culinary arts students directed by Chef Mary Jo Kuhwald.

They're ready to learn more about marketing and business

Photos from the Pottstown School District