Arrowhead Union High School District


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DECA is a student organization of marketing and entrepreneurship students.  It is a basic component of a Marketing Education program, which supports and enhances, related school based and work based learning

DECA provides students with skills and knowledge to succeed in the new global economy.

DECA is a local, state and national organization of goal-oriented youth with career interests in marketing, management and entrepreneurship.


"The mission of DECA is to enhance the co-curricular education of students with interests in marketing, management and entrepreneurship.  DECA helps students develop skills and competence for marketing careers, build self esteem, experience leadership and practice community involvement.  DECA is committed to the advocacy of marketing and the growth of business and education partnerships."


Enables students to achieve high academic and occupational standards.

Develops meaningful partnerships.

Links school based learning to the real world of work and family.

Motivates youth to become better students and productive citizens.

Develops school and community leaders.

Enhances student self-esteem and self-confidence.     


DECA serves as a vehicle to transition students into their life's career.

DECA helps to develop a world-class workforce.

Students learn how to communicate in real world situations, solve problems and work in teams.

Students gain respect for the dignity of work while developing high standards.

Business people involved with DECA can:

Capitalize on access to some of the best prepared employees,
         Improve the relevance of the curriculum in the educational system,
         Make a difference in the lives of individual students,
         Serve as a positive role model, mentor or training sponsor.

Partnerships between businesses and DECA are win-win experiences:

              Business people renew their faith in young people and gain personal satisfaction,
              Students gain a positive image of business and business people,
              Students see relevance of school and work,
              Students make informed career decisions,
              Marketing educators align their curriculum to the real world.


1)  As a junior or senior: enroll in Marketing X, Entrepreneurship Y, Sports & Entertainment Marketing, Sales & Advertising, or Advanced Marketing Independent Study Classes

2) As a freshman or sophomore: enroll in World of Business class and contact teacher to sign up

* Cost is $10.00 per year, which includes local, state, and national membership

2016-2017 Arrowhead DECA Leadership Team


PRESIDENT                Joey Self      

VP-COMMUNITY SERVICE                                      Emily Steele

VP-PUBLIC RELATIONS                                          Kamryn Kissinger

VP-STORE OPERATIONS                                        Becky Stolpa

VP-ACCOUNTING                                                      Abby Fahey & Rachel Janzer

VP-SPECIAL EVENTS                                               Erica Bourquin

(Hawkfest & Marketing Nights Director) 

Assistant Special Events                                         Spencer Dahlman                                        

Assistant Store Manager                                          Kyra Emmert

Website and Internet Coordinator                          Zach Hastings & Camerin Gustin

Social Media Marketing Coordinator                     Zachery Reiser

Competitive Events Coordinator                            Libby Kredell

Store Marketing Co-Directors                                  Lauren Vasko & Megan Dunn




TENTATIVE 2016-2017 Activities

August 5-7 - COW Chapter Officers Workshop - Camp Whitcomb Mason

September Through February = MDA's "Coins for Campers" (community service project)

September 30, 2016 - Hawkfest

September 25, 2016  - DECA's Homecoming Float (Parade) 

October - Pumpkins for Friends Community Service Project (local nursing homes)

November thru May - "Adopt a Grandparent Pen Pal" (community service project)

November - "Adopt a Family" Thanksgiving (community service project)

November - Sports and Entertainment Conference 

December - "Marketing Nights" Basketball and Hockey Games

December - DECA Central Region Leadership Conference 

December - Project Santa Community Service - (Assist Santa With Letters)

January 2017 - DECA District Competition - Kettle Moraine High School - Bus 7:30 AM

January 31, 2017 State DECA Projects Due To Wisconsin DECA

February - 2017 - Polar Plunge - Milwaukee County Zoo

February - DECA's Bowling Tournament (community service)

March 2015 - "March Madness for MDA"

March - State DECA Career Development Conference - Grand Geneva Resort, Lake Geneva

April 2017 - International DECA Career Development Conference - Anaheim, CA

May - Annual Arrowhead "Marketing Days" Sales Demonstrations - Arrowhead School

* Plus Much Much More!!!!


AHS DECA Overnight Permission Slip Form
Overnight Permission Slip To Be Completed For All Overnight Trips - COW (Chapter Officer Workshop) - DECA State Leadership Lab - State DECA Career Development Conference - ICDC
State DECA Video 2010
See AHS DECA Member Video Highlights
Arrowhead DECA /HawksNest Scholarship 2016
DECA District Competition Overview
See what events students can compete in and brief overview





Mascots With Cyrus

DECA "Nerd Crew" for MDA

Just One of Our Many Event Sponsors...Thanks ProHealth Care Medical Associates!

DECA Student Anna Kasimatis Winning Car Design Scion Xb

Closer View of Winning Car Design Located at Basketball Game.  Nice Job Anna!

DECA Students Promoting and Collecting The Jack Safro Scion "Guessing" Contest Entries

Marketing Students Giving Away More Than 400 Shirts!

Jack Safro Scion Promotion - Students Handing Out Free Lanyards

View of the DECA "Raffle" area

Wally and Cyrus

MDA Recognition At Basketball Game

Nice Job DECA Members

State DECA Leadership Conference
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Our trip to the Wisconsin Dells Chula Vista Resort

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State DECA Leadership Conference
2010 International Career Development Conference

Louisville 2010

Nationals 2010
Internationals Louisville KY 2010
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Internationals Louisville KY 2010
Homecoming 2009
Leadership Lab Wisconsin Dells

Overnight Leadership Lab and Retail Store Tours

2009 ICDC Anaheim, CA
Halloween Chamber of Commerce Bag Stuffing Community Service

October 2008 - Community Service

State DECA Lake Geneva
National DECA Atlanta, Georgia
Downtown Hartland Business Window Decorating

Homecoming 2008

Adopt A Family(s) Community Service Project
November & December - Adopt Several Families For Thanksgiving & Christmas - Purchase Food and Presents
Project Santa - Community Service
Students help write letters for Santa - work with local Arrowhead and Kettle Moraine schools - elves and Santa visit schools - pick up and drop off letters and candy