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Millard West DECA outside the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in their trip to Atlanta for the DECA International Competition. The event lasted from April 23-26 with the students eligible to achieve widening of their skills in each of their respective topics. “I would really just encourage people to join DECA because it’s a great resume builder. Along with giving students just general life skills that are going to make them competitive in any career,” DECA sponsor Ashley Dworak said. “Really, a lot of the competitions and things we do are centered around business content, but all of the skills in which they’re learning and improving on is really gaining practice for them.”

All in for Atlanta

Sam Whittaker, Staff Reporter
May 9, 2022
The DECA team poses for a photo before the competition begins on March 17. 12 students will be representing Millard West at the national competition in Atlanta. “The team has been preparing for the State competition leading back all the way to the beginning of the year,” DECA president senior Natanael Ray said. “ Through events like the First-Timers Competition and our own internal practice competition, members have been getting used to the structure of what a competitive DECA event looks like.”

Leading the competition

Camille O'Neill, Sports Director
March 25, 2022
After leaving behind the stresses of exams and roleplays, the competitors put on a talent show during the score analysis period. On stage, junior Lillian McCrae and junior David Freiburger perform a karaoke routine in front of their peers. “After all the hard work we’ve done, we really needed a time where we could just have fun,” McCrae said. “We decided to do karaoke because its something that would not only bring our DECA chapter together but also with other schools.

Leading in business

Quinn Burton, Staff Reporter
February 23, 2022
Junior Nathan Ray using Zoom for his virtual competition. for DECA.

DECA takes a turn with Zoom

Madelyn Christiansen, Staff Reporter
February 25, 2021
Because of the pandemic, volunteers adapt to social distancing and safety protocols by prefabricated boxes for contactless handoffs to the food bank

Giving back to those in need

Mila Dell Apa, Staff Reporter
November 20, 2020
DECA students take their annual staircase photo during State DECA

DECA takes on State

Kaitlyn Willard, Features Editor
April 5, 2019
Wildcats Take Districts

Wildcats Take Districts

Cody Bennett, Assistant Striv Producer
January 29, 2019
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