DECA - Do you know what it can do for you?
November 19, 2018
This weekend our marketing and DECA students attended the Central Region Leadership Conference in Detroit. Our students had three days full of career focused workshops, professional development workshops, leadership workshops, practice exams, practice role plays, marketing and career connection expo, chartered association meetings, and guest speakers from Quicken Loans and best selling author and entrepreneur Phil M. Jones.
We had four of our very own students as presenters for one of the workshops. Karizma Melendez and Sylvester Grant presented on our annual DECA fashion show and Mohammad Monet and Vheena Villareal presented on our print company focusing on our successful sale of Griffin Heads for the powder puff game. They received raving reviews and did a phenomenal job presenting. They also presented to the National DECA advisory board about our marketing program.
We had two students Sana Abedi and Adria Nyarko represent Taylor High School and the state of Michigan by winning medals for top role play score and top exam score out of the 13 states in our region for the mock competition. Josh Myles won a five pound chocolate bar from the World's Finest Chocolate fundraising company and our advisor, Carly Lundgren-Barnard along with the advisors from Jenison HIgh School won the downtown scavenger hunt.
The 14 Taylor students that attended this conference will be bringing back so many amazing ideas and advice for our marketing students to flourish at district and state competition as well as in our school and community. I am so proud of their professional behavior and how well they did.
November 13 2018
Today, our advanced marketing/DECA students visited Blair Moody Elementary school's second graders to work with them on an entrepreneurship project that is sponsored by Global Entrepreneurship Network. This week is Global Entrepreneurship week and to help promote the topic of entrepreneurship our marketing students did a lesson with the second graders on what entrepreneurship is and why it is is so important. The second grade students were given supplies and worked in groups with our high school marketing experts to create an innovative new product that they could market and sell. The DECA idea challenge started this week and the mystery item is paper clips. Schools around the globe are taking part in creating new uses for paper clips and making videos to showcase their ideas.
Special thanks to Erin Micahelis (DECA alumni) for allowing us in her classroom and Michelle Hernandez for allowing us in her school. The students had a blast and we can't wait for future projects with the schools in our district.
November 8, 2018
Today, some of our B.E.L.I.E.F. Academy students attended the Skymarketing field trip at Sky Zone. The students created new companies and advertising campaigns and presented them to the manager and employees of Sky Zone. Each group did an amazing job, in the end, one group, Max Air, won. They won free passes to their Friday glow party, valued at $30. It was a wonderful day of fun and learning.
Unity in our Community! These new friends, former Kennedy and Truman students, came together at Taylor High School and are working to raise money for a great cause. They, along with the other DECA students, are selling tickets to raffle off these keepsake quilts, made by Mrs. Ampezzan, a teacher at the Career Center. The proceeds will go to the Taylor High School Food Pantry.