Pottstown High School marketing students ( DECA ) under the direction of sponsors Kevin Pascal and Victoria McShea, participated in the Annual District 8 Career Development Conference. DECA is a noteworthy career and technical student organization that is conducted through high schools and colleges.
Due to COVID challenges his year’s district competition was completed online, rather than in person. Of the 24 students that competed, 9 earned place winner medals and will be competing at the DECA state conference. The competition involved students taking a 100 question content test and a situational role play. Students’ role playing is judged on the effectiveness of their responses to the business situations and inquiries that are presented to them. Both the test and role play expose competitors to real-life scenarios and provide valuable experience and knowledge. Their very proud sponsor Ms. McShea said We are so proud of these amazing students. They were able to overcome so many obstacles with a fully virtual competition and they prevailed and exceeded expectations! They are learning first hand that hard work pays off. DECA students give us another reason to say Proud to be from Pottstown.
The purpose of DECA is to educate students about various aspects of business, while promoting leadership, hard work, and productivity. Through DECA, students are encouraged to explore numerous occupations and utilize resources to challenge themselves.