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    Porter DECA Student Membership 2019-2020


    Dues are $35 for the 2019-2020 school year and this covers National, State, and Local Dues, as well as a t-shirt. Dues can be turned in to Mr. Boothe in M102. Deadline for dues is Oct. 1 to be part of the initial roster and eligible to travel on any potential Fall trips.

    "DECA is preparing emerging leaders and entreprenuers to be college and career ready"


    DECA is an international organization that helps high school and college students to be college and career ready. With career pathways including Finance, Hospitality, Marketing, and Management, the possibilities are endless! There are over 50 competitive events and even more online challenges where members can put their knowledge and skills to the test. Porter DECA is going into their 10th year and has qualified for the International Career Development Conference in eight of those years to date.

    Here are a few key facts from the DECA Inc. website:

    DECA Members Gain 21st Century Skills

    • Through participation in DECA activities, 92% DECA members say they learned how to communicate thoughts and ideas, how to organize a presentation and more about what businesses expect from employees, while gaining problem solving skills.

    DECA Members are Prepared to Become Leaders

    • More than 90% of DECA members say their experience empowered them to be an effective leader and connected school to the real world. Nearly 80% of DECA members say DECA helped them recognize the benefit of community service.

    DECA Members Are Motivated for the Future

    • DECA members say their experience prepared them academically for college and career (88%), influenced their college plans (68%), influenced their career plans (75%) and influenced their interest in entrepreneurship and owning a business (61%).

    DECA is BIG

    • DECA is organized into two unique student divisions each with programs designed to address the learning styles, interest and focus of its members. The High School Division includes 200,000 members in 3,500 schools. The Collegiate Division includes over 15,000 members in 275 colleges and universities.


  • DECA International Career Development Qualifiers

    2019 (Orlando, FL):

    Carsen Rushing - Hospitality & Tourism Professional Selling
    Gabriela Romero - Texas DECA State Officer
    Atliy Kolodziejski - Elevate

    2018 (Atlanta, GA):

    Gabriela Romero - Texas DECA Voting Delegate
    Ana Anguiano - THRIVE
    Jocelyn Aguilar - THRIVE
    Miguel Perez - THRIVE
    Carsen Rushing - THRIVE
    Diana Martinez - THRIVE

    2017 (Anaheim, CA):

    Brooke Spears - Professional Selling
    Viraj Bhakta - School Based Enterprise
    Ammar Naeem - School Based Enterprise
    Gabriela Romero - THRIVE
    Diana Martinez - THRIVE
    Noah Klitus - THRIVE
    Jacob Spurgers - THRIVE
    Brandon Tong - THRIVE
    Noah Williams - THRIVE

    2016 (Nashville, TN):

    Viraj Bhakta - THRIVE
    Ammar Naeem - THRIVE
    Jacob Spurgers - THRIVE
    Ryan Crawford - THRIVE
    Diana Martinez - THRIVE

    2015 (Orlando, FL):

    Savanah Cruz - Advertising Campaign
    Brittany Brundrette - Advertising Campaign
    Katy Esparza - Public Relations Project
    Jordan Cain - Public Relations Project

    2014 (Atlanta, GA):

    Gavin Lukasik - Sports & Entertainment Operations Research
    Louis Hickman - Sports & Entertainment Operations Research
    Mark Mondragon - Sports & Entertainment Operations Research

    2012 (Salt Lake City, UT)

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  • Important Dates

    Sept. 3 - Begin Stock Market Game

    Oct. 1 - Dues Submission

    Oct. 18 - District 4 Leadership Training - Spring, TX

    Oct. 22 - Begin Virtual Business Challenge

    Nov. 1 - End Virtual Business Challenge

    Dec. 6 - District 4 CDC Registration Closes

    Dec. 11-13 - District 4 CDC Testing

    Dec. 13 - End Stock Market Game

    Jan. 8 - District 4 CDC Written Event Deadline

    Jan. 18 - District 4 CDC - The Woodlands HS

    Feb. 4-6 - Texas DECA CDC Testing

    Feb. 7 - Texas DECA CDC Written Deadline

    Feb. 20-22 - Texas DECA CDC

    April 28 - May 3 - DECA ICDC