With ICDC over, it is officially the start of the new DECA year! With a new DECA year that means it is time for a new DECA theme. All of Florida DECA made it count this past year. Increasing our membership to 9,041, 33 finalists (top 20) from Florida at ICDC for their competition and finally with Zack Schaja, our former Team 53 Florida DECA Vice-President and Team 54 Florida DECA President, being elected as our new International DECA President!
Now that we all have made it count, it is time to understand that We Are DECA. DECA isn’t just about all of the Chartered Association Officers, or chapter officers; the most important aspect of DECA is the members. I Am DECA is a theme to remind us that we all have a voice, we all have the same passion, and we all are a key aspect of this amazing organization.
I Am DECA is a statement that holds a powerful message. Most people outside of DECA see our members as one image. We are all one large diverse family with many interests. Some of us love accounting, marketing, finance, or creating new businesses. But we are all normal High School kids that took that extra step to brightening their futures. We all love the weekends, love doing things with our closest friends and family, and we all love DECA.
We are all what makes DECA. We need to understand that this isn’t just a statement. It is a mindset that we as a part of DECA need to have. I am proud to say that I AM DECA. We are unique, we are leaders, we are members, we are officers, we are advisors, and WE ARE DECA!