Superintendent Paul Zinni and King Philip DECA Advisor James Dow are pleased to announce that the King Philip DECA chapter recently earned Thrive Level recognitions from DECA Inc.
As part of DECA Inc.’s 2021-2022 Chapter Campaign Awards, King Philip’s DECA chapter earned Thrive Level recognitions in the DECA Member and Chapter Campaigns. Awards were announced on decadirect.org.
“I’m very proud of our chapter for being awarded Thrive Level recognitions for both of these campaigns,” said KP DECA Advisor Dow. “Awards like these are testaments to our chapter members’ hard work and commitment to continuing to improve the chapter.”
As part of the membership and chapter campaign recognitions, King Philip DECA will receive a pennant, flag and plaque, and are eligible to register up to three DECA members to participate in the Thrive Academy at this year’s International Career Development Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Since the chapter received Thrive Level in both categories, King Philip DECA will be eligible to have up to six students participate in the Thrive Academy.
Each year, DECA recognizes leading chapters that have built strong local programs focused on serving an exceptional number of members, advisors, alumni and business partners. These chapters and individuals dedicate their year to academic and career preparation, community service projects, membership recruitment, school outreach activities and other DECA-related endeavors. The chapter’s advisor and student leaders have also demonstrated extraordinary commitment to DECA.
The DECA Membership Campaign is designed to help chapters grow by making the DECA experience available to more student members, keeping alumni involved and engaging professional members such as administrators, teachers, parents and business partners.
DECA chapters also earn Thrive Level recognition by meeting the requirements in any two of the three DECA Month Chapter Campaigns including the Global Entrepreneurship Week Campaign, Promotional Campaign or Community Service Campaign.
DECA’s Promotional Campaign provides chapter members an opportunity to share with their school and community what DECA is all about and how their chapter is making a positive impact on its members and community. In DECA’s Community Service campaign, chapters held a community service activity, engaged at least 75% of its members, and created at least one form of publicity or promotion.
Of the 3,000 DECA chapters, only 450 chapters earned recognition in DECA chapter campaigns and only 775 chapters earned recognition in the DECA membership campaign.