DECA Motives High School Students

DECA members Gilbert Garza, left, and Emmanuel Chavez at the city hall celebration. Photo: Tony Vindell/LFN

by Tony Vindell/LFN

A group of students from Los Fresnos High School have been assisting people at some of the city events such during the recent celebration of the new city hall.

They belong to an organization called Distributing Education Club of American, or DECA Inc..

The 75-year-old organization has been preparing millions of students, educators, school administrators, businesses and professionals in areas of entrepreneurship, finance, hospitality and management.

Los Fresnos High School is one of 3,500 chapters nationwide.

Sixty-two 11th and 12th graders belong to the chapter.

Among them are Gilbert Garza and Emmanuel Chavez – two of a group of students that will be participating in a contest this coming Jan. 15 at the district level in McAllen.

The contest will be in four categories: finance, marketing, business administration and hospitality and tourism.

Mindy Quiroz, a business teacher and DECA advisor, said those advancing will go to a state competition that will take place in February in Fort Worth.

A national competition will be held in late April in Nashville, Tenn.

Garza, Chavez and the DECA members are required to participate in a number of community projects in order be in good standing.

During the city hall celebration they gave tours of the facility showing and telling visitors things they wanted to know about the new city building.

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