Hello Florida DECA!
My name is Bianca Garcia and I am one of your new VP’s for Team 61. I want thank everyone who supported me in achieving this position, my chapter, my family and my friends, all of you have believed in me and my abilities to serve this chartered association to the fullest of capabilities. If it wasn’t for the support from these individuals, especially my advisors and Mom, I wouldn’t be where I am today, and my DECA story would have been much different.
For the majority of Florida DECA that haven’t meet me yet, I am so exited to meet and get to know you, and be a rock behind all of you, supporting all of you in whatever way I can. You guys have inspired me in more ways than you can imagine and I am so proud to be serving an association filled with such talented and passionate individuals. Every single member contributes something special that sets our association apart from all the others, and I thank you all for that. I wish you all the best of luck at CDC this year, and not only for all of you to do your best, but to get out of your comfort zone and meet new people and experience new things if this this your first CDC. My favorite part of going to CDC isn’t competition, but getting to meet new DECA members from different chapters I haven’t meet before, and making memories with these new friends and my chapter that will last me a life time.
These are a few things about me, so you all can know me a little better. I’m 16 currently, I turn 17 May 3. I got to Thomas Jefferson High School in district 6, all the way in Tampa, as well as a Hillsborough Community College for dual enrollment to take business classes. I am very involved in my high school, apart from DECA, I am in my school’s SGA as a previous officer and a very involved member, along with class of 2019 class council helping out with whatever my class needs. I am also Valedictorian of my class. In my schools DECA chapter, I have been a member since freshmen year, I have attended CDC every year since freshmen year, and my sophomore year I got the chance to attend ICDC. These incredible experiences along with all of the activities my home chapter does, has truly shaped my DECA story and has influenced me directly as a person and has made me grow out of my shell.
In the future I would love to attend college out of state, hopefully University of Southern California, where I would go to study international business and go on to get an MBA. I want to go into the hospitality and tourism industry, working in the hotel business.
As for now, with this upcoming year for DECA, I want to accomplish at least one thing significant that can hopefully impact Florida DECA for the better, and to help grow everyone’s DECA story. My biggest high school goal was to become a Florida DECA state officer after my first CDC, and it feels surreal to have accomplished this goal, but this is just the beginning of a much bigger goal with the help of my team. Team 61 will do all that we can do leave Florida DECA better than how we found it, and to inspire individuals to continue this journey into Team 62. I am so excited for what is to come this year. Remember that we are Florida DECA, and all of us will work together to make this year LIMITLESS.