Buchholz High School
February Chapter Chatter
This year, the DECA program at Buchholz High School is thriving. We have made it our mission to achieve each and every goal that requires the status of “Diamond” chapter, and we are almost there. Since the beginning of the school year, our chapter projects have been working hard on their events and how to market them. As a result of their hard work, all six projects have been selected to move on to States. Our chapter has also been actively collaborating with the BHS student government in coordinating major fundraising events such as The Sleepout, a night filled with team-building activities, socializing, and a guest speaker who talked about the importance of recycling. One of our chapter project teams put together an event called “Bring It” during which kids and families around town could come and be exposed to career ideas and skills. This event also enabled us to advocate for DECA and entrepreneurship. Our latest endeavor occurred on January 19, as our officers met with Shannon Ritter ( the program specialist for career and technical education in Alachua County) and participated in a training session that helped to prepare them for an upcoming advocacy campaign at the Alachua School Board meeting. This meeting was a crucial step in helping to raise awareness for the goals DECA is striving to achieve both in the classroom and throughout the community.