By: Haley Cesar
The Colorado Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) division has over 5,000 schools and Pueblo County High School is one of them. Whenever anyone from PCHS thinks about DECA, the first thing they think about is the school’s store. That is a big part of the club, but there is so much more to it.
DECA hosts events every year. One of the most famous and most anticipated events is the Make a Wish week. Senior Mya Mangram said “Make a Wish is always the best event DECA puts on.” The last Make A Wish week PCHS had, the school raised over $15,000. The donation was raised by selling t-shirts, penny stalls, dish nights, and more.
Make a Wish isn’t the only event DECA puts on to bring together both students and the community as a whole. Another event that students and citizens alike look forward to is Trunk or Treat. This event happens every year around Halloween.
But the holidays aren’t the only times of the year DECA pulls us together. Last year, due to COVID-19, DECA did events like the School Supply Drive which asked students to bring in old unused school supplies to donate to students for the next year.
Along with the amazing events DECA puts on every year, all DECA students also compete in events every year. According to the official website, “DECA competitive events directly contribute to every student being college and career ready when they graduate from high school.” Senior Mya Mangram said that DECA has taught her “professionalism and real world application of those skills.”