Georgetown DECA has had an amazing start of the 2015-2016 DECA season!
The year started off with an increase in membership and a general sense of excitement for what was going to come. Our chapter has grown close thus far and has really stepped up through volunteerism, practices, and meeting attendance.
All of this was highlighted at our recent District 3 Career Development Conference at Merrimack College in North Andover, MA. Here all of our DECA-cated members worked really hard and did their best in competition - and it really showed. This year we have 34 out of our 44 member contingent moving on to States through competition. Another 4 students will be representing Georgetown in our Quiz Bowl team, allowing Georgetown to bring 38 members into Boston in March!
The entire officer team and Mrs. Ryer are extremely proud of the accomplishments of our members and we look forward to what is ahead. However, that means a lot of work and preparation...
Writtens and hybrids have already begun to refine their papers and presentations, to prepare and alter their boards, and to setup practice times. Following midterms week, role plays will begin once again meeting with their officer representatives to run through practice scenarios, and the Quiz Bowl team will be meeting for special sessions and practice with the buzzer game. The goal for the entire chapter at States 2016 is to work on improving our testing scores. This is always an area of improvement for every student; however, with a little effort it can make the difference at carry you to ICDC - this year in Nashville, Tennessee.
I look forward to the next two months, which will be full of hard work and extreme DECA-cation. In the end, though, it will lead to a very fun and successful State conference!
Until next time,
President & Webmaster