What is DECA?

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.  PLHS DECA students participate in a variety of activities that focus on community service, social activities, career readiness, and leadership development.

What are the benefits?

The mission of DECA, Inc. is to enhance the co-curricular education of students with interest in marketing, management and entrepreneurship. DECA helps students to develop skills and competence for marketing careers, to build self-esteem, to experience leadership and to practice community service. DECA is committed to the advocacy of marketing education and the growth of business/education partnerships. State and national DECA awards over $200,000 in scholarships each year to active DECA members?

Our Chapter

Last year, PLHS DECA had 89 student members and this year we hope to meet or exceed that number.  Major events this year include  the Fall Leadership conference, school Dodgeball Tournament, Vala’s Pumpkin Patch, field trips to local businesses, guest speakers, Central Region
Leadership Conference, Metro Competition, the half court shot at home basketball games, State Competition in Lincoln, NE and the International Conference in Orlando, FL.


Last year, PLHS had 10 students qualify for the International Career Development Conference in Georgia. Matias Ponce was elected Nebraska DECA State President and Kyle Emerick was elected as Vice President of Communications.

How Can I Get Involved?
If you are a student, come talk to Mrs. Janssen or a DECA Chapter officer to learn more.  To be an official member, you must pay the $20 DECA dues and fill out your registration form.  If you are a parent or business partner, you can become a professional member by paying $20.  We will include you on monthly communication about what we are doing and also include your name on our bulletin board and communication to members.

Upcoming Events:
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Sponsor:  Mary Janssen