Director: Gary Light
Developing future leaders in marketing management and entrepreneurship.
"The drive to success, driven to succeed"
LHS DECA/FBLA competed at the DECA District #6 competition held at the Marriot, in Fort Collins on November 17, 2008. District #6 includes LHS, TVHS, and MVHS, Ft. Collins HS, and Rocky Mountain HS . Students took a 100 question written test and performed two business role-play simulations.
Everyone battled to earn a spot at the state competition, held in Colorado Springs this February, 2009, at the Broadmoor Hotel.
LHS State Qualifiers
Deltin: Automotive Service Marketing
Erika: Retail Merchandising
Brad: Sports Marketing Team Decision Making
Carlynn: Sports Marketing Team Decision Making
Cole: Technical Sales
Fall 2008 DECA/FBLA Activities
- DECA/FBLA students organized and instructed a senior citizens computer instruction class/. Senior citizens received one-on-one assistance with e-mail, word processing, and internet access.
- To congratulate and reward the members for their hard work, DECA/FBLA hosted a mystery night where student's rode a charter bus and traveled to an undisclosed location for a fun filled evening. Students enjoyed a scavenger hunt, pizza party and a Colorado Eagles hockey game as part ofthe annual mystery night.
- A select group of thirteen students will be heading to New York City in December, 2008, for a close-up look at the advertising, fashion, travel, hospitality, retail, entertainment and financial industries.
Students will tour OgilvyOne, a worldwide advertising agency, and gain insight into how an advertising agency operates. They will participate in marketing workshops and visit New York City landmarks including the Statue of Liberty, Ground Zero, the Empire State Building,the NBC Studios, the Metropolitan Museum, Rockefeller Center and more.
- DECA District winners attend the State Conference held at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs.
What Is DECA?
Where can you go to have fun, have a positive effect on your community and learn - all at the same time?
Where can you go to learn about marketing, starting your own business, getting involved in e-commerce, the ins and outs of international business?
Where can you tap into $250,000 of awards and scholarships from major U.S. corporations?
Where can you get those leadership skills that will give you a head start toward a real career?
Where can you enter your class projects into a competition that could lead you not only to applause but to self-confidence and usable skills?
How can you travel to conferences designed for sharp, ambitious teens like you?
Want to learn how to associate with businesspeople and network your way into the future?
DECA-Would You Like to Know More?
For over 55 years DECA, the association of marketing students, has been leading talented young people just like you toward real careers and lifetime skills. These days, DECA is more than keeping pace. Our Competitive Events Program amplifies what you learn in the classroom and even includes the Virtual Business Challenge - a business management simulation - and the 7 UP Challenge Web design event.
Are you interested in sports and entertainment marketing, in the travel or hospitality business, in fashion, in a retail career, in advertising, in the restaurant trade? Activities and skills in these and any other marketing specialty are available to you in DECA. And along the way you'll make friendships that will last forever.
Look over this Web site to get the flavor of DECA, and then see your marketing teacher to sign up. You won't find a better investment for your time and energies than - you guessed it - DECA.
What We Stand For
In 1946, the Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) organized around an ambitious goal: to improve educational and career opportunities in marketing, management and entrepreneurship for students. In the years since, DECA has remained on the cutting edge of educational innovation, working with the business community to integrate academic achievement with career and technical skills.
Over time, the needs of our membership have changed, and we have changed to meet them. Yet the fundamental reasons we formed remain at our core: First, effective marketing education gives young people the tools and aptitudes they need to pursue their dreams. Second, marketing education works best when it's part of an integrated education program linking classroom instruction with internship experience for career success.
With 180,000 student members and faculty advisors, we function as the companion student organization to over 5,000 marketing education programs in secondary and post secondary schools across the U.S., its territories and Canada. Our once-revolutionary ideas have become models for effective educational alternatives. DECA remains committed to the advocacy of marketing education and the growth of business and education partnerships.