Welcome back to the 2015 – 2016 school year, Texas DECA!
As we begin the school year with lofty goals in mind, whether they be better grades, increased extracurricular involvement, or applying to colleges, let’s remember that there needs to be a balance between the work that we do and the fun we have alongside it.
With that in mind, I’m pleased to announce that this year the Texas DECA theme is Moving Forward.
Our campaigns this year all put the idea of Moving Forward to the forefront. We aim to move forward in membership by adding enough members to move into first place in the world. While we try to push ourselves to do the best we can do, we also plan toMove Foreward for the military by organizing a statewide drive for basic supplies such as diapers, diaper wipes, and baby blankets.
Though it may seem that this year we will be all work, we will enjoy our fair share of play as well. This year’s State CDC will be in San Antonio where you will have the opportunity to see famous sites such as the Riverwalk and the historic Alamo! If you work hard enough to qualify for the next level, ICDC will be held in iconic Nashville, Tennessee where you’ll get to experience everything that Nashville offers! From the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Grand Ole Opry, to the rest of Music City, DECA has got you covered on your entertainment needs!
Still not sure about joining DECA this year? Then ask all of your friends about it and find out for yourself how rewarding being a DECA member can be through enhanced networking, opportunities for growth, and the fun of conferences! Again, good luck to everybody this school year and let’s make it an epic year to Move Forward!
Shifan Daruwalla, 2015-16 Texas DECA State President