With Thanksgiving right around the corner it is a time to reflect on things we are thankful for. Something I am extremely grateful for this year is everything DECA has given me. Yes, DECA is just an organization, but the things and opportunities it has brought me is incredible. One of my closest friends I met through DECA; We are now fellow officers on Edmond North DECA Chapters officer team as well as partners in a team competitive event. I have gained so many close friends all around the country through DECA. I am so thankful for DECA because without it I wouldn’t be where I am today. I wouldn’t have the friends, dreams or opportunities I have. Being in DECA has not only positively affected who my friends are, but it has also positively affected my goals in life and what I want to do as a career. I am just beyond thankful I joined DECA because I would have never expected all of the amazing things that have come from it.
-Katie Shipp, VP of Marketing