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 115 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, State Competition in Lincoln, NE and the International Conference in Orlando, FL.


Last year, PLHS had 12 students qualify for the International Career Development Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Kyler Choquette and Lauren Unverzagt qualified for the finals in their category. PLHS DECA was also voted Chapter of the Month and earned national recognition in Promotion and Global Entrepreneurship Week.

How Can I Get Involved?
If you are a student, come talk to Mrs. Janssen, Mr. Johnston 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.


We generally meet the 4th Thursday of each month in the morning and afternoon (choose one to attend). Our first meeting will be August 23rd.

Follow us on Twitter:  @plhsdeca


Sponsors:  Mary Janssen and Dan Johnston