Wilmot DECA Has Warm Hearts for Polar Plunge!

Lauren Christensen │Wilmot High School DECA│Chapter President On February 3rd, Wilmot DECA members had cold toes, but warm hearts as they took the plunge for a worthwhile cause. The Special Olympics supports mentally and physically handicapped athletes to learn and compete in their designated sports. The Polar Plunge is an event to help the Special Olympic athletes by having supporters  jumping or running into the frozen cold waters. The main goal is to fundraise as much money as possib ...

Sun Prairie DECA Shares Tips on Making Public Speaking LIMITLESS!

Kaitey Crosby │ Sun Prairie DECA Sun Prairie DECA Shares Tips on how YOU can make your public speaking LIMITLESS! We all know how daunting public speaking can be. In fact, public speaking is feared by as much as 75% of all people. From giving a class presentation, to speaking in front of your entire DECA chapter, it can be said that it takes skills, practice, and confidence to maintain a calm demeanor while being full of nervous energy. In order to make your public speaking as good as it ca ...

Sun Prairie DECA Shares District 3 Conference Highlights

Olivia Showers │ President of Sun Prairie DECA Sun Prairie DECA Districts Recap Kicking off the competition season for the 2018 year was the District level Career Development Conference. This is an incredible exciting time for many, and that clearly was shown in Wisconsin DECA District 3. District 3 brought almost 900 high school students from 23 different schools to Sun Prairie High School to compete early on January 6th. By the time all of the morning jitters had passed, competition ...

Arrowhead DECA Shares How to Network

Emily Chu │ Arrowhead DECA How to Network   Networking is not just exchanging information between you and another person. It involves establishing relationships with people. These people may go on to become your friends and colleagues in the future. They will be able to give you advice and in return you will be able to give them advice. In today’s day and age it is important to have good networking skills. Networking is easier than you think it is because you know many more peo ...

West Salem DECA’s Tips for Perfecting Your Written Event

Danille Miller │ West Salem DECA 5 Tips For Perfecting Your Written Event SCDC is coming soon which mean everyone is working on their written event. Written events are a great way to get to ICDC, but can sometimes be challenging. You have already put in so much time into researching and planning your project so why not make it the best that it can be? Here are 5 tips for perfecting your written event: Tip #1: Set Deadlines and Goals Making a written event schedule and setting dead ...

Glenwood City DECA Successful at Districts!

Makayla O’Brien │ Glenwood City DECA President Glenwood City DECA Success at D1 Districts On January 6, 2018, Glenwood City DECA competed at D1 DECA districts along with other chapters at UW-Stout’s Memorial Student Center in Menomonie, WI. This day-long annual event gave our members the opportunity to network with other chapters both during the competition, and activities held during the day. This district competition was the start of a journey for some DECA members, as top competitors ...

Appleton East DECA Tips on Staying Connected

Emilei Klapka │ Appleton East Networking and Communicating - DECA Tips Appleton East DECA prides itself on staying connected as a community. Without our members, it is no secret that our chapter would not be as successful as we are today. Members, parents, and the officer team play a key role in the continued success of the chapter and forming of our multiple business partnerships. With the continued dedication from all three of these sources, our network has grown as big and strong as it ...

Sun Prairie DECA’s Best Community Service Events

Erin McNaughton │Sun Prairie DECA │VP of Community Service Sun Praire DECA's Best Community Service Events Sun Prairie DECA has been busy the past couple of months! This past fall, we held our annual Trick-Or-Can, Soup With Santa, and coming up we have our annual Mr. Sun Prairie event. It has been a blur of planning the past few months, as you could imagine! Trick-Or-Can was a huge success. We had over 100 members participating and collected over 10,000 items for our local food pantry, ...

Hudson DECA Earns SCDC Spots

Robert Elsenpeter│Hudson DECA Hudson DECA Competition Recap Hudson DECA competed at our district competition on January 6th at UW-Stout. We brought 17 members to compete in their various events. We started the day early on Saturday morning. It was a chilly day for competition, but our State Officer Ben Smith pumped us up with the cheer, “We have ice in our veins.” As we arrived to UW-Stout around 8 am, we had time to explore the campus and grab some breakfast before our cluster exams. ...

West Salem DECA Tips on Acing Tests

Abby Sharp│West Salem DECA Acing Your DECA Test: 4 Tips to Improve Your Scores Most DECA members can agree on one thing: tests are not their strong suit. There are just so many questions, the vocabulary is intense, and the questions are not exactly written in a user-friendly way. As someone who took 13 practice tests last year and actually enjoys DECA tests from time to time, I’m here to give you my best tips to get more familiar with tests and hopefully get better at them along the way. ...

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