King Philip DECA Comes Full Circle

On December 22, 2014, King Philip DECA (Wrentham, Mass.) invited a panel of highly successful DECA alumni to share their experiences from DECA, as well as how it has influenced their lives since graduating.

Former state officers, chapter presidents, vice presidents, as well as vital individuals who have come through our DECA program, paid a visit to the current junior and senior DECA classes.

The King Philip DECA alumni reflected on their time spent in the DECA program, sharing enthusiasm for their past projects and the levels of competition that they achieved.  Each one of them mentioned how DECA had given them life skills, such as time management and professionalism, which have helped them throughout college and even into post-graduate life.

Liz Arico, a former chapter president and member of the Class of 2010, proudly stated that, “At almost 23 I’m still coming back here to root all of you on!”

Class of 2014 graduate Katie Lukes spoke on her past projects and skills she has gained by stating that, “DECA captured my work ethic.”

Class of 2014 chapter president, Emmy Lambalot, said that the skills she gained in DECA, like time management and public speaking, made her transition to High Point University easier than most.

Tory Atkins, who graduated in 2013, was a former chapter vice president and noted that she was able to retain her DECA leadership skills and, along with all the other skills DECA teaches, she is now the president of her class at James Madison University!

Former chapter president Shannon Poirier added, “DECA taught me to be confident in myself and grow as a person.”

Savannah Tyo and Sarah Shiels also shared personal tips and tricks with the seniors and juniors to ensure their success in competition this year.

King Philip DECA is extremely privileged to have such a dedicated network of alumni who continually come back to share their knowledge and insight. Their words of wisdom will be remembered and taken advantage of during each step in the competition process.

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