Lamar DECA Attends State Leadership Conference, Diane Pool Receives Award

Twenty three members of the Lamar High School DECA Club attended the DECA State Leadership Conference held Feb. 24-26, 2013 at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs. During the three days, students attended the opening and closing ceremonies, attended workshops and competed in their events. Students competed in team events, individual events and written events. Team and individual events include a 100 question multiple choice test and two role play situations. Written events include an 11 page advertising or promotional campaign for a product or business, a 100 question multiple choice test and a campaign presentation to a group of judges. The conference allows the students to meet other DECA students from all over Colorado as well as listen to motivational speakers, present ideas to adults and dress professionally. Rey Lira was chosen to represent District 9 as a State Officer for the 2013-2014 school year. Colorado DECA has 13 Districts, District 9 includes Lamar as well as the Pueblo High Schools.

Diane Pool received the DECA Honorary Lifetime Award at the State DECA Conference held Feb. 24-26, 2013. She was recognized for her involvement in the Lamar High School DECA program for the past 25 years. She has been an active member of the Advisory Committee as well as a judge and sponsor for both the District and State DECA Conferences. She attends monthly Advisory meetings, helps with projects and fundraising, and has been a guest speaker for DECA meetings as well as for the classroom. Diane motivates students to be the best they can be, molding them into successful young adults. The Lamar High School DECA Club would like to thank Diane for her dedication.



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