California High School DECA members promoted Missouri DECA to Representatives Caleb Jones and David Wood in the State Capitol Feb.12 during Missouri Career Education Legislative Day, sponsored by Missouri Association of Career and Technical Education (MoACTE).
During Legislative Day, students shared their successes attained at their local high schools in career education, marketing and cooperative education, and DECA with their state legislators at the State Capitol.
Tristan Oppermann, Emily Ziehmer, Preston Peters, Jasmine Wells, Burke Brant and Advisor Julia Potter represented the California High School DECA chapter during Legislative Day.
"These students and their advisor should be commending for representing their community, school, and DECA chapter in an exemplary manner to these influential elected leaders," said Chrissy Bashore, Missouri DECA State Advisor. "Their efforts will help ensure that future students continue to have the same rewarding opportunities to develop essential skills necessary for all students."
Through co-curricular activities that align with the school's marketing and cooperative education classroom instruction, DECA prepares the next generation to be academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, and experienced leaders.