This past week was DECA week for me and I had a blast! Being a four year DECA member I definitely wanted to make this DECA week memorable. I enjoyed lots of events at with my own chapter and with others! Here’s what happened!
Little Diamond/ Big Diamond
In past years many chapters did this and I’m glad I could bring it back. Basically, we pair off first and second year members with third and fourth year members. All of DECA week the upperclassmen leave gifts and clues for their little diamonds and they get revealed at the end of the week at our DECA Breakfast. I couldn’t contain my excitement and asked if I could be paired up with two little diamonds instead of one. They got lots of goodies and gifts according to their interests and hobbies that they told me about on their application. This part of DECA week was my favorite because we got so many new members to meet new people!
My final induction ceremony was a success, and though I was not inducted as a chapter officer I was inducted as a member of honor and it felt great! So many returning members and so many new faces I got to see in the crowd were all excited for a new year of adventures. MSD DECA also allowed me to speak at their induction ceremony which was planned by their lovely Executive Vice President Emily and was run extremely well!
At the end of the week we finally got to reveal ourselves to our little diamonds as well as enjoy some awesome breakfast donated by Brooklyn Water Bagels. To me, the breakfast is always the start of a new year, and this year it’s going to be EPIC!