November 15, 2012

Monta Vista DECA spotlighted in New DECA Direct Publication


Monta Vista DECA, California DECA’s largest chapter, was highlighted on DECA Direct for their excellence in written event competition. Monta Vista, located in Silicon Valley, boasts over 450 members and multiple ICDC championships and winners.
When asked about how Monta Vista stands out in competition, Carl Schmidt, Monta Vista Advisor, notes that, “…We prepare our own resources and study guides, which we continually update and refine. We maintain a culture of competitive excellence where performance counts and is recognized. We have pennants made for every ICDC first place winning individual and team. We have bought into continuous improvement – last year’s performance is a point of departure, a new benchmark. We are really competing with ourselves. We value our alumni/alumnae – their career successes have become inspirational. We encourage our members to ‘push the limits’ or ‘push the envelope’ and not worry about ‘playing it safe.’” Monta Vista also focuses on continual improvement and coaching. Failure is a lesson, and learning from mistakes is the mark of a true champion.
Check out Monta Vista’s full article on DECA Direct at: .  DECA Direct, a new addition to DECA’s toolbox for members and advisors, is a digital publication and resource center.  At DECA Direct, you will find DECA news, chapter resources, college and career advice, competition information and profiles on DECA members and chapters. Read more about Monta Vista and find additional tools for your chapter!
Congratulations to Monta Vista on their continued success and highlight on DECA Direct!

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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