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Western Sierra's DECA Chapter Works to Inspire Community

The Western Sierra Collegiate Academy DECA chapter understands dressing for success is a good way to build business and grow their membership. The only DECA chapter in Placer County, Western Sierra’s DECA activities include class curriculum to improve business and marketing skills, passionate chapter campaigns such as Dress for Success Day, and school and community outreach, including a student-driven food drive for the Placer County Food Bank.

Active students within the Western Sierra chapter are proud to be part of a leadership team within their school. “DECA is the only co-curricular class that implements classroom teachings with practice in the real world and throughout school involvement, like our student store, the Wolfmart,” said Western Sierra Junior Patrick Young.

The Wolfmart is the pride and joy for Western Sierra alumni who founded the school’s DECA chapter and the store with their teacher and advisor, Ron Anaya. The Wolfmart is a popular stop for students at lunch and after school and also serves to help the chapter fundraise for competitions.

The Western Sierra DECA chapter is raising funds to compete in the Norcal Career Development Conference in San Ramon in January. The fall campaign to raise DECA awareness has inspired the chapter to get into the DECA spirit, as they go off to competition to show their knowledge on many subjects in the business world such as accounting, finance, marketing, and more. DECA activities provide members with an opportunity to serve as student and community leaders relating to marketing, management and entrepreneurship and are designed to develop future leaders for marketing and marketing related careers.

For more information on DECA, click here.