November 28, 2011

DECA Turns AHS Students into Leaders


Alameda DECA was just featured in the Alameda Sun with an article about DECA and their chapter. Let’s congratulate them for their splendid public relations efforts!
Reposted from Alameda Sun, author: Isabel Tager. Original Article found here.

Let’s get down to business. DECA is an organization devoted to teaching high school and college students around the world all about the marketing world. The organization is helping Alameda High School (AHS) students emerge to become leaders and entrepreneurs. DECA prepares these students in marketing, finance, hospitality and management, and creates the business leaders of tomorrow by encouraging them to aspire higher.
DECA’s competitive events program allows student members to participate in competitions that apply learning, connect to business and promote competitive skills. These events make students academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible and experienced as leaders for college and future careers.
The week of Oct. 9 to 15 was national DECA week. AHS, however, celebrated DECA week from Oct. 31 to Nov. 4. AHS DECA members promoted their business club through events within the school with the help of AHS’s DECA advisor and marketing teacher, JoAna Sydow.
From giving Halloween goodie bags to hard-working teachers on Monday to helping members learn how to professionally put on a tie on Tie-a-Tie Tuesday, DECA let everyone at AHS know more about what they do.
To learn more about DECA, visit or To learn more about DECA at AHS and get involved in community events, contact Sydow at jsydow@ or call 337-7022, Ext. 5435.

About California DECA
California DECA is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) Career and Technical Student Organization, endorsed by the California Department of Education. With over 4,500 members in 59 schools throughout California, California DECA works to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in four fields of business: marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. For more information about California DECA, visit


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