HHS DECA hosts on-site Mini Conference


Haywood High’s DECA Chapter hosted its annual on-site mini conference in the Career and Technical building on March 2. Each year DECA likes to host this conference with a guest speaker to inform members how DECA can be used in the work field and inspire members to go into business. The members held a chapter meeting before the guest speaker, Nick Mongelli, told the organization about his past experience with DECA and his job as a community and relations sales representative for the Jackson Generals.

DECA had the Career and Tech building lined with chairs and a podium for their conference. President Taylor Ann King kicked off the conference with a chapter meeting where members discussed the upcoming competitions, trips, and fundraisers. After the meeting, Hannah Riley introduced the speaker, Nick Mongelli. Adara Donald said, “[He] was a great speaker and gave me a lot of information about how DECA will help me in the future.”  After the speaker, members enjoyed lunch from the HHS Cat’s Cafe. After lunch, the members returned to class with a new appreciation for DECA.

About DECA

DECA is an international student organization at the high school and collegiate level for those interested in business, marketing, and finance. DECA participates in competitions that emphasis teamwork, innovation, and creativity.