Ever smelled the delicious, mouthwatering scent of freshly baked cookies while walking down the halls of Eastwood High School? This aroma is actually coming from room 508 ,also known as the DECA classroom. DECA or Distributive Education Clubs of America is an organization ran by many students in Eastwood High School, along with their sponsor and teacher, Araceli Garcia.
Garcia was in charge of DECA, but the students have taken full responsibility for the store. DECA started to sell cookies four years ago to raise money for competitions and donations for our community. DECA meets every Wednesday during second lunch to brainstorm for new flavors of cookies to satisfy the stomachs of Eastwood faculty and students. They even discuss upcoming competitions for sports & marketing and business law and ethics. DECA sells cookies during morning classes and 7th period, also sometimes during 8th.
DECA is always accepting new members who are interested in business marketing and hope to make a difference in their community. One member, junior Jackie Lazaro shared, "I was a really shy person, but then I got into DECA and I got out of my own comfort zone, people are so nice here."
Another student, senior Kassidie Elston added, "Ms. Garcia and other students here are really cool and nice, DECA helped me build my confidence and its a great leadership program, DECA is helping me learn how to handle my own business once I'm older."
To learn more about DECA and upcoming events, follow them on Twitter and Instagram @EHS_DECA
President: Celeste Berroteran (Sr.)
Vice President: Kiana Diaz (Sr.)
Store Manger: Brianna Nieto (Jr.)
Secretary: Alejandra Marquez (Sr.)
Treasure: Alejandra Ponce (Sr.)