Magnolia High School DECA Students Earn Gold for School Enterprise

The SBE allows students to operate a real business that sells goods in a practical learning environment. To become a DECA SBE, the students must complete a written project outlining how their business adheres to ten model business standards. Students use marketing and business concepts learned in the classroom to operate the retail store.

Calynn Perkins, marketing teacher and DECA advisor explains, “We are thrilled that our hard work has paid off, and we are Gold Certified for two years in a row! With competition coming up in April, The Bark team members are preparing to represent Magnolia High School in Florida.”

The Magnolia High School DECA chapter will be attending the SBE Academy held at the International Career Development Conference in Orlando this April. The students will attend professional development sessions specific to entrepreneurship, share ideas and learn from other SBEs and compete in an event focused on best practices of retail operations. The students will also be recognized for their Gold Re-certification status achievement of The Bark.

To be a member of DECA, students must be enrolled in marketing, finance, hospitality, business management or an entrepreneurship course. DECA is a national organization dedicated to enhancing educational and career opportunities for high school students in these areas.