Eastern Michigan DECA competition
I am so proud to announce that at our DECA district competition Friday, January 12th, at Eastern Michigan University was a great success. Truman and Kennedy DECA marketing students won 18 medals and will have 26 students advance to State competition. They came dressed to impress and had behaved as professionals. They showed some Cougar Pride and did an amazing job. They have been preparing since October for their events and their hard work and dedication paid off. Thank you to Mary Rita Zalewski, Shayna Hale, Jackie Lancina, and Julie Nelson for coming with our students for support and volunteering to judge events. Thank you to Ashley Mckenzie, Lori Rush, and Karen Wilhide for judging at our mock competition. Thank you to our administration and school board for approving this event and thank you to our amazing staff at both schools for supporting the DECA kids these last few weeks as they prepared and even helped calmed some nerves and practiced with them.
The following are links to watch the videos of the winning projects from our marketing classes. Sara Sherazi, Alondra Casteneda, Da'kyra Mcghee Monk, CIndy Nyarko, Sylester Grant, Emily Conklin, Gabby Sanchez, Tiffany Timpf, Marrissa Johnson, Austin Gignac, Andrea Arrendando, Andrea Sauceda, and David Foca.
DECA Idea Challenge #1
DECA visits Blair Moody
Today the marketing DECA students from Truman HIgh School visited some second graders at Blair Moody. Mrs. Michaelis was generous enough to allow our Entrepreneurship and Financial promotion plan student groups in to her class. Their agenda for the day was teaching the students a lesson on what entrepreneurship is. The students played games, learned entrepreneurship and finance vocabulary and put their mind to the test. They applied what they learned and created their own products using supplies given and then presented their products to the class becoming their own "bosses" for their own businesses.
Six Truman marketing DECA students put together the lessons and taught them. Sara Sherazi, Cindy Nyarko, Alondra Castaneda, Da'kyra McGhee-Monk, Chase Nester, and Sylvester Grant. Once their lesson and activities were complete, each second grader was given a certificate and they ended with some popcorn and cookies because according to Boss Baby, "cookies are for closers"
Sara Sherazi said "I really enjoyed teaching the kids and had a blast with them. It was a great experience".
We participated in the Taylor Winterfest holiday parade. Truman and Kennedy DECA students, along with Truman class of 2019 walked with us and threw out candy to the community.
We would like to thank Advantage Credit Union for visiting the marketing classes and funding our finance unit. They provided us with online resources where the students participated in life scenarios, finance games, and finance simulations. Once we completed the unit they came to our classes and provided the morning classes with bagels and the afternoon classes with subs.
While enjoying their snacks they spoke with the students about what opportunities their credit union offers not just for consumers but also for employment and scholarship opportunities for our students. They offer three $2500 scholarships that any student can apply for. At the first of the new year they will interview our marketing students for a paid internship in their marketing department for co-op. We are very appreciative of their partnership with us this year and look forward to working with them again.
Truman Deca co-hosted a kids against hunger event with St. John's church September 23rd 2017. We had 65 Truman and Kennedy students and parents come help pack food for hungry kids. We packaged 20,952 meals. Kids against hunger donated 20,000 meals for our Truman and Kennedy in-house food pantries. A portion also will be donated to Taylor Fish and Loaves, Hurricane victims, and third world countries.
We will use the meals to send home with students when school is not in session for them to have access to the food pantry. Example would be summer break, Christmas break, spring break, winter break, etc.
We want to thank all of our volunteers, Kids Against Hunger Coalition, St. John's church, Taylor Golden Ark 595 F&M, Taylor Federation of teachers, and the Taylor Foundation for Educational Excellence for their monetary donations so we could host this event.
We are currently holding our annual canned food drive to stock our pantries donations can be brought to Truman High School Sandra Kluk or Carly Lundgren-Barnard.
It was so great to see our students and families working together to feed our community. A good time was had by all and we look forward to making this a tradition!
Canned Food Drive Winners - October 2017
1st Place - Mrs. Lundgren - 1,935.94 oz.
2nd Place - Ms. Doolittle's class - 564.5 oz.
3rd Place - Ms. Wilhide's class - 396.4 oz.
4th Place - Mrs. Hale's class - 346.9 oz.
Thanks to everyone who participated in the food drive. The food goes to feed families in our community.