Meet VP Shannon! HELLO FLORIDA DECA!
Allow me to introduce myself, I’m Shannon Wichmann. I’m currently 17 years old and a junior at Charles W. Flanagan High School, in Pembroke Pines, Florida. At this past 2016 FL DECA annual CDC, I was fortunate enough to be elected as one of your new Team 59 Chartered Association Vice Presidents. I cannot thank all of you enough for giving me this amazing opportunity and putting your faith in me to “leave Florida DECA better than I found it.” Your support means more than the world.
In the short one month and two days as a Florida DECA officer, I think it is safe to say that my life has truly been changed. When joining DECA freshman year I NEVER would have expected to be writing this today, but I couldn't be happier that I am. Throughout the stress, sleepless nights, fun times and memories this entire process has provided me, I have learned so many things, but most importantly that putting yourself out there, taking risks, and being your true self will always pay off in the end.
ICDC is fast approaching for those of you traveling to Nashville, TN in the coming weeks. Congratulations to all who qualified and I wish you the best of luck. I’m excited to meet all of you there, it will be EPIC!! Safe travels my friends!
To all of Florida DECA, once again I say thank you and I honestly cannot say it enough. This next year will be one for the books and I look forward to sharing the experience, from conferences to chapter visits, all with you. “Oh, the place we’ll go!”
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have, I’d love to hear from you. You can reach me by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or on social media: @floridadeca or @shannwich_.
Be easy Florida DECA :-)