DECA Team Qualifies for Nationals

Ferndale High DECA Team Members: (back l to r) Amanda Baker, Vanessa Johnson, Darrien Camarillo, Dana Ebe (front l to r) Breyanna Gaffney, Megan McAllister, Makayla Gaffney, Carly Jensen

Ferndale High DECA School-Based Enterprise Project Gold Certified

Ferndale High School’s DECA School Based Enterprise—Eagle Cafe—has been “Gold Certified” for 2017. This is the highest standard for a food service operations school-based enterprise that provides students with work experience leading to management, supervision and leadership skills.

Earlier in March, twenty-one students competed at DECA State held in Bellevue. They all performed admirably and the chapter SBE project led by Carly Jansen, Saylor Greenwood and Zach Sulak received national recognition! The Eagle Store SBE teaches students about marketing, inventory, processing money, promotions, and overall running of a business. “I’ve worked in the Eagle Cafe for three years now. I’m excited to present at the national competition in Anaheim in April,” said Carly.

DECA is a global student leadership organization that prepares leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. Advisor Jeff Wood was instrumental in implementing the Ferndale Chapter. The chapter has about 20 members. DECA was founded in 1946 and has impacted the lives of more than ten million students, educators, school administrators and business professionals.

DECA Nationals takes place April 27 and 28, 2017 in Anaheim, California. Carly and her teammates will compete on the topic of promotion; chapter members will utilize their marketing knowledge and skills to communicate the benefits of entrepreneurship to others.

Good luck, DECA!

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Ferndale High DECA Members (l to r) Vanessa Johnson and Julia Olson

Ferndale High School Business Teacher/DECA Advisor Jeff Wood, 360.383.9543,
Ferndale High School Principal Jeff Gardner, 383.9243,
Director of  Communications Tammy Bengen, 383.9207,