DECA Business Chapter

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in high schools around the globe. DECA students will work on presentation and interviewing skills and meet with advisors and business professionals to refine their business skills. DECA meets during Monday breakouts and occasional late starts for group meetings. Students will also sign up for times to meet with advisors to practice their presentations for competition. Students are encouraged to take personal finance and business consulting courses at SWCHS to help gain business knowledge for DECA. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors are allowed to join.

Annual registration fees for DECA competitors is $100 per student. For students wanting to be involved, without the competition aspect, a $50 registration fee will be required.

All students involved in competition will compete at districts (local high school in the district). If students qualify for state, they will spend two days downtown Minneapolis competing at the State Competition in March. If students advance to Internationals, they will have the option of traveling to Orlando in the spring of 2019.

District Competition: Sunday, January 27 at Wayzata High School

State Competition: March 3–5 at Hyatt Regency (Downtown Minneapolis)