Omaha, somewhere in middle America
Emily Alaniz, Managing Editor
This week, from Thursday, November 30 to Sunday, December 3, the DECA Executive Board and its advisors are traveling to Omaha, Nebraska for the annual leadership conference.
The Executive Board will be at the conference along with all of the other Executive Board members from the Central Region and hundreds of other DECA members.
“The entire DECA Executive Board is going, which consists of Miranda [McNiven], Brad [Cholette], Aubrey [Kell], Taylor [Amos], Paige [Adams], Bellina [Giammalva], Irial [Maloney], Luis [Sanchez], Simone [Vaduva], Rachel [Hamilton] and myself. As well as our two DECA advisors, Mrs. Cumiskey and Mrs. Jenkins...We are going to Omaha for the Central Region Leadership Conference to further our leadership and teamwork skills,” President of the DECA Chapter senior Andrew Vellmure said.
Since the Executive Board is made up of just seniors, they plan to bring back plenty of skills to show to the rest of the DECA Chapter.
“The Executive Board plans to take in different leadership skills on how to be a leader for not only our chapter, but also in our lives,” Vice President of Finance senior Luis Sanchez said.
Each of the board members plan to take away something different from the conference, in hopes to use it and improve the DECA Chapter.
“We will learn a lot of things that involve leadership and teamwork. Understanding the basics of being a leader and how that correlates with being an effective entrepreneur is certainly something that can be taken away from a trip like this,” Vellmure said.
For Sanchez, there are various things he expects to learn and improve on.
“I plan on learning new leadership skills and how to become a better leader. Also, I plan to learn to have more confidence when being a leader or role model,” Sanchez said.
The board will get the opportunity to develop even more leadership and entrepreneurship skills, but it will also bring them closer together as a team.
“We are going to learn about how we work in groups and collaborate with others...We’ll take away a nice bonding experience and loads of fun,” Vice President of Apparel senior Rachel Hamilton said.
The board returns on Sunday and will be ready to take on ideas to improve their chapter.