Edmond Santa Fe DECA, highlighted as one of the biggest DECA chapters, AND the chapter that sends the most competitors to CDC every year in the state of Oklahoma! I had the opportunity to speak to a current member of the chapter to see what they considered some of Edmond Santa Fe DECA’s best points. One of the things that this chapter does yearly is a trip to Dallas! This excursion gives them a real-life insight into a mix of business perspectives as they visit different areas in the city. Monthly chapter meetings led by a team of their officers is also commonplace, contrary to what you might consider a standard meeting, this chapter puts a fun twist on an otherwise uniform event where they play games and do DECA merch raffles! Their school cookie business is also booming, a clear testament to their business expertise, as every Friday lines of eager high school students purchase some of their 5+ delicious cookie flavors.
If you want to keep up with this chapter and get notified for updates, be sure to follow their Instagram @esfhdeca. Keep up the great work and I can’t wait to see what your chapter can achieve this year!
-Grace Qi, VP of Career Development
Under the DECA chapter spotlight today is Edmond Santa Fe High School DECA. Edmond Santa Fe has one of the larger DECA chapters in Oklahoma with over 100 members this year. With increasing numbers of students turning to online school due to the pandemic, Santa Fe has managed to maintain a high member numbers. Santa Fe DECA has an officer team made up of 9 students that run and organize chapter events. Their president, LaBraia Owens, who is also Oklahoma DECA’s president, works diligently to keep Santa Fe DECA’s members active and involved through these unprecedented times. Santa Fe is continuing to host monthly chapter meetings while maintaining social distancing guidelines. They are currently planning on hosting a virtual chapter event in celebration of International DECA month! Throughout the school year, Santa Fe is planning to host some fun events for their members while keeping social distance along with more Covid-19 related safety protocol. For the upcoming holiday season they are doing a community outreach project including participating in Caroling for the Elderly. The pandemic has completely shifted the way everything is done within schools, businesses and in this case, DECA activities. Edmond Santa Fe DECA however, is not letting this hold them back. They are adjusting and being flexible to be able to continue doing all of the fun things that come with being in DECA safely. It is chapters like this that set an example for keeping members involved and active within the chapter and community all while being safe and conscious of the risk of Covid-19. Kudos to Edmond Santa Fe DECA!
-Katie Shipp, VP of Marketing