California DECA July Newsletter
Message From the President
This month, the state officer team had the opportunity at ELS to network with other association officer teams and exchange valuable insights about creative the most memorable DECA experience for our members. With the school year starting just around the corner, the team is working to finish the chapter handbook and various chapter resources for the new school year.
– David Xu, State President
Articles From the Chapters
Washington DECA Goes Above and Beyond During this Year’s #SummerOfDECA
With the DECA school year approaching, WHS DECA made sure to have an eventful #SummerOfDECA. To start the summer, the new officer team had a great time at the Alameda County Fair as they got a chance to bond, learn more about each other, and make preparations for the upcoming DECA year.
As a chapter, members have made an effort to make this summer both eventful and memorable. On July 4th, WHS DECA canvassed neighborhoods early in the morning, posting flags outside residents’ lawns to give them a welcoming surprise when they woke up. Aside from the chapter’s Flag Fundraiser, many members were recognized individually for their work in the community. In the past month, Tara Bhatia, WHS DECA’s Vice President of Career Development, was recognized as a “Woman Who Reigns” in the STEM community, and she hopes to continue spreading her knowledge of computer science and AI to middle schoolers. Also, a group of WHS students, including Zuhair Imaduddin, Hubert Chen, and Justin Li, participated in the Model Entrepreneur Competition to create a product or service to improve the quality of everyday life, and they received 2nd Place overall.
WHS DECA’s summer has been very eventful and the chapter is looking forward to the coming DECA year!