Pottstown DECA Welcomes Officers, Members

New DECA officers at Pottstown High School are, from left at top, Emmanuel Toussaint management director; Julian Weber, vice-president; Jen Hainsey, president; and Dennis Morales, executive director

POTTSTOWN PA – A new slate of officers was elected for, and 31 new members inducted into, the Pottstown High School DECA Club during a recent meeting conducted in the school cafeteria by club advisers Kevin Pascal and Lyndsay Hashem.

Jen Hainsey was elected president, and is joined in club leadership by Vice-President Julian Weber, Executive Director Dennis Morales, and Management Director Emmanuel Toussaint. The officers conducted the induction ceremony, and Hainsey encouraged the newcomers to take full advantage of the opportunities and activities that are a feature of the DECA, an association of marketing students.

Inductees included Christian Albert, Diego Magana, Sebastian Buchanan, Donny Marte, Angelica Calel, Nathanael Parson, Jessica Calle-Castillo, Julian Paskel, Haile Clayton, Kishan Patel, Shelby Clayton, Thanea Redrovan, Ciera Cwynar, Julia Reisner, Tom Doyle, Alyssa Rulli, Julianna Figueroa, Alix Stewart, Kentz Gustave, John Stilwell, Jaelyn Harsh, Justine Villamar, Chloe Hebert, Abby Welder, Sybriya Jenkins, Destiny Williams, Brianna Lineman, Hannah Wilson, Brianna London, Harmony Wood, and Alondra Magana.

“Students who participate in DECA learn specific career technical skills, communication skills, human relations, and employability skills,” Pottstown High grad and former DECA member Victoria McShea told the audience, “that will be valuable for the rest of their lives.”

Toussaint led the group in the pledging the DECA Creed. Weber provided a presentation highlighting all activities in which DECA students participated last year. Pascal and Hashem welcomed those newly inducted students, and praised the executive team’s efforts in organizing the event. At its end, all attending enjoyed desserts provided by Melissa Caballero, owner of Melissa’s Sweet Creations.

DECA is an international association of high school and college students that seeks to improve education and provide opportunities for students interested in careers in marketing, management, and entrepreneurship in business, finance, hospitality, and marketing sales.

Photo from the Pottstown School District