Each year the Campbell County High School (CCHS) DECA students have competed at the DECA International Career Development Conference and have won numerous top ten awards. Business/Marketing related classes taught at CCHS are Introduction to Business, Marketing & Entrepreneurship, Accounting I & II, and Money 101(Personal Finance).
At the beginning of the year, recruitment of new members begins at the our annual Club Rush event held before school starts. At Club Rush, we handout flyers and have students who are interested sign up. We hold monthly meetings in September, October and biweekly meetings in November and December. In January, February we hold weekly meetings. All meetings are normally in the evening.
CCHS Chapter Advisor Autumn Williams has been involved with DECA since August of 2018. She is a Hastings College graduate, with a B.S. in Business Education and Minor in Accounting and M.A. in Educational Administration. She has been teaching for 18 years. She spent two years in Douglas, WY at Douglas High School and has been in Campbell County School District for the past 16 years. She taught for 11 years at Twin Spruce Junior High and has been at Campbell County High School for the past five(5) years.
Central High DECA has been around as long as DECA has been in Wyoming. The school store for Central DECA is called “Central Station” and if you visit you’ll find a huge variety of merchandise including food, spirit items and clothing. Members of Central DECA also sell merchandise at school sporting events. Each year the members select a different charity project – this year they will support the Make A Wish Foundation. Central DECA is also involved in the Halloween Boo Fest which provides a safe environment for kids on Halloween. They continue their involvement with youth through the Buddy Program in which they are matched up with grade schoolers for a variety of activities.
As if all this (and competing at the state and national level) doesn’t keep them busy enough, Central DECA members are treated to Mystery Trips, Holiday Parties and DECA Fun Nights… never a dull moment! View website.
Chapter Advisor Lori Meredith has been a DECA advisor since 1991. She was Vice President of DECA when she was in high school, and a State Officer in Delta Epsilon Chi in college. Mrs. Meredith has a degree in Marketing Education from the University of Wyoming and a Master’s in Teaching from Grand Canyon University.
Natrona High School DECA has been active since 2000. Some of the activities that Natrona DECA members are involved in include fundraising, community service, recruiting and business partnerships and sponsorships. Ways in which Natrona DECA is involved in the community include working with Make a Wish Foundation, Self Help Center, School supplies for Iraq school children, food drives and children's gloves/mittens for the Salvation Army as well as adopting a boy & a girl each year off the Mall Christmas Tree. View website.
Chapter Advisor, Kristy Williams
East High DECA is noted for its emphasis on developing leadership, marketing knowledge and presentation skills necessary in preparation for competition and real world opportunities. Each year the chapter attends the Marketing & Entrepreneurship Conference, State Career Development Conference and the International Career Development Conference. The goal of the chapter is excellence and development in all competitions. The chapter has received many top finishers at both the state and international level.
East High DECA runs the T-Bird Nest which creates designs, sales opportunities and promotions of East High merchandise for the school and community. East DECA prides itself in completing meaniful and helpful Community Service and Public Relations projects that are essential to the awareness of issues that may impact the community.
Chapter Advisor Manuel Flores manages the multiple activities of East High DECA. Manuel Flores is a U.W. Graduate with a degree in Distributive Education. He has been a DECA advisor for 30 years, and has maintained an active DECA membership average of 45 members each year. Mr. Flores is a past recipient of the HOPE teacher of the year award.
The Riverton High School DECA chapter continues its long tradition of success in volunteerism, fundraising, and competition this year. We welcome back six competitors from the 2004 International Career Development Conference as well as 19 new members. Recruitment has been successful this year in that membership is up and numerous boys have joined our female-dominated organization. Each year begins with a pizza party to welcome old members back and to explain to new members what DECA is all about.
RHS DECA throws a Halloween Party for local preschoolers at the James H. Moore Career Center. Kids and parents join our costumed DECA members for a night of fun, games, and trick-or-treating in the safety of the Career Center. DECA members wait for the little ones to knock on their assigned door and give candy to the children who come by. This event has been staged for many years and is a tradition in the Riverton community.
Ciera Roberts, Advisor
Evanston’s chapter of DECA participates in a lot of the high school activities, including making a float for the homecoming parade to support the football team. Every year DECA puts out an Activities Calendar which businesses around the community sponsor. DECA students go around and collect money from businesses for this year-round calendar. The fall edition has all the fall sports like football, girls swimming, cross country, golf and volleyball. The winter edition has basketball, wrestling and boys swimming. The spring edition has golf, soccer, and track. All editions include band activities and DECA conferences.
Chapter Advisor Susan Evans
South High DECA has been active since 2012-13 when the school had its first graduating class. It has grown steadily since the schools inception. Our goal is to develop leadership skills and expose our students to new experiences through community service, various projects, presentation skills, and travel. Our chapter also runs the school store.
Advisor: Ann Muirhead is the Chapter Advisor and teaches business and marketing classes. She is a graduate of UW with a degree in Business Management. She received her teaching certificate from Regis University and also has a Master's degree in Instructional Technology.
Kelly Walsh High School DECA brings over 50 years of tradition to Wyoming State DECA. Chapter advisors, Jill Thompson and Bryce Flammang, have been DECA advisors for 16 and 9 years.
Each year Kelly Walsh DECA works with local businesses and community groups to assist and learn. Just a few of their activities have included promoting entrepreneurship to both grade school and high school level students and teaching financial literacy. KWHS DECA also works in partnership with Natrona County DECA in providing a safe alternative to trick or treating to the community each Halloween.
The Laramie High School DECA Chapter has been very involved with the collection of over 350 cell phones for the Laramie Safe Project. They also have worked with other school and community service projects including the Laramie High School Holiday Helpers and the Laramie Chamber of Commerce Business Showcase. The chapter sponsored a "Dime-A-Dip" ice cream social to recruit new members for the coming school year. During Homecoming DECA members work on hall decorations, badges, and posters.
Chapter Advisor Terrance Reese