What Is DECA? Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) is a high school and college program for students interested in business, as emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management.
The Mt. Hope High School DECA club once again finds itself in the enviable position of having ten (10) students qualify for international competition! This year Mt. Hope had 41 students compete at the RI DECA Career Development Conference, that is up from 26 last year. Of those who competed, 11 placed in the top three of their events, with 10 students earning an invitation to compete this April at the DECA International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Anaheim, California with over 20,000 U.S. and international students. Of the 10 students who qualified, ALL will be representing Mt Hope and RI DECA
“We were very grateful last year, not only for Bristol Rotary’s generous financial contribution to help students attend ICDC in Orlando FL, but also for your genuine support and interest in DECA and our students’ business education,” said Mike Almeida (Co-Advisor, MHHS). Bristol Rotary subsidized almost 25% of the total cost of the trip for the Mt. Hope DECA team to the DECA International Career Development Conference in Anaheim. See the team below, showing the DECA symbol.
Back Row L-R: Preston Brodd, Sabian Mihalos, Maria Cesario (Rotary Found,ation) Vania Qandeel, Arden Wilkes, Bridget Williams, Paul LaFleur (President, Bristol Rotary), and Michael Almeida (Program Director).. Front Row L-R: Sydney DiChiappari, Olivia Labonte, and Isabella Brando. Not shown: Ella Quesnelle.