East DECA Continues Community Service Initiatives through COVID-19

East DECA held a highly successful toy drive from November 9 to December 9 for the Kisses for Kyle foundation! East DECA students and families purchased gifts for specific families in need through this holiday toy drive run in conjunction with PA DECA. Kisses for Kyle redirects these gifts to children suffering with childhood cancer and other cancer related stresses.

Additionally, East DECA juniors Nikita Gandhi, Alaina Newton, and Grace Treon held a drive-by donation drop off at East HS on November 14. Cleaning supplies, beauty products, children’s books, paper towels, and other materials were donated to aid Home of the Sparrow, a local women’s shelter. These students organized this event in conjunction with their community giving product for the 2021 SCDC!

An educational supplies drive was also held to benefit the Melton Center with the Minding Melton club here at East HS! Binders, masks, hand-sanitizers, crayons, headphones, and many other materials were donated by East DECA and Minding Melton club members to benefit underprivileged students in the West Chester area.

Competition Preparation Activities

WC East DECA has adapted competition preparation to remote learning with the following activities:

DECA Tip Tuesdays – Mrs. Lill hosted specialized events for principle, individual, and team events throughout November!

Virtual Practice Competition – New members had the opportunity to practice a full role play and received judge feedback on November 6!

Next Level Challenge – Students were rewarded for completing competition preparation activities and received DECA lanyards and stickers in exchange! Top winners include Norah Plummer, Tyler Rice, Alyssa Gilchrist, & Yaseen Jackson!

January 16 – A big day for East DECA!

What a day, not sure how we fit everything in but thank you to the amazing families and students for their donations to make our Safe Harbor lunches!

We did a quick zoom session with Julia Pincus in our marketing class on marketing Airbnb properties.

Later in the day, Brandon Walters, DECA alumni from 2009, spoke to our class along with his gym owner from Legion Fitness in Exton.

Lastly, we hosted a tower building marketing event for East DECA! And at the end of the day, I thought I might need a coffee!


Way to go Lizzie Guan!

lizzie guan officerJunior Lizzie Guan, this year’s VP of Communications for PA DECA, had the wonderful opportunity to attend summer training with 15 other state officers. The team discussed plans for the 2020 state conference and made many important decisions regarding the improvement of transparency, resources, business partnerships etc. This year, Lizzie is in charge of running the social media pages and creating a newsletter each month! She is beyond excited to get back on the DECA grind this year!

2019 National Business Honor Society

The WCASD National Business Honors Society recognizes Henderson, East and Rustin students who excel in academic preparation and are planning for a career in the business world. In order to succeed in business leadership, students need to be well prepared in academics, career skills and leadership development.

We are proud to have 35 new members and 53 returning members this year, a total of 88 students meeting the requirements listed below.  Great job students!

Students is in their 2nd business education course, high school cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and a 3.5 GPA in their business courses they have an opportunity to become a member of WCASD NBHS.  The NBHS is for all students who meet the requirements, it is not a DECA only activity.

List of 2019 members: