Pottstown DECA Chapter Inducts New Leaders, Members

POTTSTOWN PA – New leaders have been sworn in, and dozens of new members accepted into the Pottstown High School chapter of DECA, a nationally recognized non-profit organization that prepares high school and college students for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management, the Pottstown School District announced.

This year’s induction ceremony was the first held in-person for “for several years” as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, it noted. The event was supervised by high school marketing teachers and chapter advisers Kevin Pascal and Victoria McShea.

Chapter membership grew this year by 56 students, it said, who took the DECA oath, received a membership pin, and heard “about the importance of using their time wisely and giving full effort to achieve their goals.”

Chapter leaders also took their oaths, and said they looked forward to leading members to success in marketing competitions planned against other schools’ teams. Leadership included (at top from left) adviser McShea, Director of Membership Emily Castillo, Vice President Michelle Castillo, President Mackenzie Moser, Director of Competition Jayniana Williams, Director of Marketing and Communications Alianna Samuel, and adviser Kevin .

Among the chapter’s new members (below) are Elizabeth Adedeji, Adam Alaoui, Alexis Beckett, Peyton Benfield, Cheynia Boyer, Tyler Broughton, Daniela Castillo, Emily Castillo, Justin Castillo, Alexis Demeter, Sean Deppen, Naden Elgendy, Xzavier Francis-Williamsu, Makenna Franey, Jamie Freese, Beatriz Guardado, Mackenzie Hall, Gerle Jimenez-Gomez, Brock Klopp, Kaylee Loughlin, Fatima Mohammed-Eck, Shawn Pallay-Williams, Janette Penate, Miranda Pineda, Alianna Samuel, Devon Smith, Julia Smith, Austin Sundstrom, Dasia Thornton-Bey, Savion Williams, Jadon Wiszumerski, and Caleb Yocum.

Pottstown DECA Chapter Inducts New Leaders, Members

Photos provided by the Pottstown School District