DECA is a marketing and business leadership organization with national, state and local chapter levels of organization. Holt High School has a chapter including 39 members and two advisors, Mr. Knechtel and Mr. Shane. Membership is open to any student enrolled in any business course, and is required for students in Retail Management class.
Every year, the chapter participates in competitive events at district conferences in January. Students are tested on a subject area and then participate in a judged event, which is usually a role-play of a business situation. Students have 10 minutes to read the situation and prepare their ideas, and then 5 minutes to present their ideas to the judge. The 68th Annual states competition was held at the Lodge of Four Seasons at the Lake of the Ozarks March 13-15. This year, 12 Holt students qualified for nationals and they are going to Nashville, Tennessee April 22-27. Congratulations Holt DECA students and good luck!