No Slowing Down in November for Little Elm DECA

Isabella Argentine | Little Elm DECA

November is a more relaxed month for the Little Elm DECA chapter, but it is still full of eventful projects and field trips.

This month is also the start of competition at Little Elm High School. Although, district competition is in January, our chapter’s first time competitors had the great opportunity to participate in a mock DECA competition. Competitors dressed in business attire and traveled to the University of Texas at Dallas to get an experience very similar to a real competition.

They got to listen to a very constructive seminar about business dress attire and what’s appropriate to wear in the work place and competition. Afterwards, competitors were able to go through a simulated role-play in front of a judge. It was a great experience and was such a great opportunity to shake off any nerves before district.

Little Elm DECA also participated in the #DECAMonth Photo Challenge on social media. It was a really fun way to bring members together and brought more awareness to the social media platforms. Members had the opportunity to share experiences, tell stories about great memories and show new friends they’ve made this year.

For Global Entrepreneurship Week this year, all the Principles of Business, Marketing and Finance students competed in the DECA Idea Challenge.  Over 230 business students broke up into teams of three to five people to create a new use rubber bands. Although many teams had trouble hitting the due date, everyone submitted a project and the DECA chapter was able to enter six projects in the time frame allowed by the competition.

New merchandise has been added to Little Elm’s DECA store, “The Lobo Lair.” A Little Elm sweatshirt has been flying off the racks, as well as our new Lobo holiday t-shirt. As members, we created a festive Christmas shirt to raise money for Angel Tree. Angel Tree is an important project that we get started with very early because we want to raise as much money as possible to purchase toys, clothes, diapers, and many other things for our Little Elm School District Angels in December.

To close out the month, DECA members had the amazing opportunity to go watch the Dallas Mavericks game along with many other schools at the Texas DECA & Dallas Mavericks Working in Sports Day. Members had a tour of American Airlines Center and had multiple speakers talk about their positions and contributions to the Dallas Mavericks. Members also had the change to answer trivia questions to win better seats, prizes and to even high five the players.

November is a very fun and opportunity packed month for the Little Elm DECA members. We hope to contribute back to our community even more in the future and do well in competition as it approaches closer and closer.

This article was written by Little Elm DECA Social Media Director, Isabella Argentine. You can follow Little Elm DECA on Twitter @le_deca.