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DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

With nearly a 70-year history, DECA has impacted the lives of more than ten million students, educators, school administrators and business professionals since it was founded in 1946. Their strong connection with our organization has resonated into a brand that people identify as a remarkable experience in the preparation of emerging leaders and entrepreneurs. DECA’s programs and activities have constantly evolved as we use the latest technology and apply cutting edge educational research. Our core focus has remained consistent and is captured in our mission.

Through participation in DECA activities, DECA members learn how to communicate thoughts and ideas, how to organize a presentation and more about what businesses expect from employees, while gaining problem solving skills.


Heather Laeger


DECA Convention

What an incredible month for Crater High School DECA! Our talented students shone brightly at the SOU DECA District event, marking a journey of success that’s just beginning. 

Achievements Galore:

• Mary Nadauld dazzled with 1st place in Marketing Communication & aced the Exam!
• Rowen Miller dominated in Sports & Entertainment, securing 1st in both overall & Exam!
• Dynamic duo Collin Laeger & Cason Weaver clinched 3rd in Marketing Management Team Decision Making 
• Cason Weaver also snagged 1st in the Marketing Exam - Top Marks! 
• Eric Torres, our first year DECA star in the making, wowed with 3rd in Marketing Exam 
• Elise Idiart & Noah Nadauld made a remarkable team, earning 2nd in Buying & Marketing Team Decision Making 
• Erik Gonzales hit the bullseye with 1st in Marketing Exam 
• Noah Dornbusch excelled with 2nd place in Marketing Exam 

This is just the beginning! As the Crater DECA Team 26 gear up for the state competition, we’re filled with pride for our students’ accomplishments. Let’s cheer them on for the journey ahead!

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