It’s truly astonishing how fast a year goes by. I still remember sitting down being told to look at the officer’s farewell blogs from last year as a model for our 11 future video blogs. This year has truly been amazing. Members, advisors, and state coordinators alike have created an experience like no other. Getting the opportunity to visit so many chapters, learn how each one is unique yet so similar to all the others, is an eye opening revelation. I would not trade this past year in for anything.
Many are probably wondering why I would not run for a second office if I loved it all so much. While I realize that this looks extremely contradictory, I want everyone to understand that my choosing to pass on a second term in no way reflects unhappiness with the organization. In fact, I have recommended running for state office to many kids from my own chapter and various other chapters. Florida DECA is truly the most organized and impressive organization that exists in a high school setting, and if one has the chance to be a greater part of it, I would no doubt encourage them to do so.
Well, this is it. I would like to thank you all, the members, as you are the fuel that runs DECA. Without you, there is no CDC, no ICDC, no state officers. Keep up the hard work, I can’t wait to see you all at states!