DECA is a more than just a club- it's a class, community, and competition. Camas DECA has a membership of 140 students, and all students are enrolled in a DECA-related class. These students not only learn the basics of marketing and business, but also gain invaluable skills in public speaking and professionalism. With the opportunity to compete at the local, state, and international level, students can maximize their momentum!
2021 VIRTUAL ICDC!
In a year like no other, Camas DECA has shown immense perseverance and adaptability while competing in all levels of competition! We've just concluded our competitive season with the 2021 Virtual International Career Development Conference where over 15 of our members represented Camas on the world stage. A special shout out to the following students:
KARLI KIESENHOFER - 3rd, Quick Serve Restaurant Management
AKSHAYA SAKALA & MADELIN MCARTHUR- 6th, Sports and Entertainment Marketing Operations Research
RIA PATEL AND JASMINE DOMENECH- 7th, Buying and Merchandising Operations Research
ADRIAN SOH - Finalist, Automotive Services Marketing Series
JOSEF KIESENHOFER & NEHA RAVI - Finalist, Career Development Project Management
MADHURI PARASA - Finalist, Retail Merchandising Series Event
Thavian McKinney - 4th, Accounting & Applications
Adrian Soh - 2nd, Automotive Services
Leona Macgregor - 4th, Business Services
Karli Kiesenhofer - 2nd, Quick Service Restaurant
Akshaya Sakala - 6th, Quick Service Restaurant
Aidan Hood - 8th, Restaurant & Food Service
Madhuri Parasa - 1st, Retail Merchandising
Charles Weidmann - 8th, Retail Merchandising
Madelin McArthur & Claire McOmie - 8th, Business Law
Madora Doremus & Emma Neilson - 6th, Travel & Tour
Mairin Holcomb - 3rd, Principles of Finance
Josef Kiesenhofer - 7th, Hospitality & Tourism Professional Selling
congrats to our icdc qualifiers!
Jasmine Domenech & Ria Patel - 2nd, Buying & Merchandising Operations Research
William Wood & Stephen Behil - 7th, Buying & Merchandising Operations Research
Claire McOmie - 1st, Finance Operations Research
Camdyn Segall & Madhuri Parasa - 7th, Hospitality & Tourism Operations Research
Madelin McArthur & Akshaya Sakala - 3rd, Sports & Entertainment Operations Research
Madora Doremus & Aidan Hood - 7th, Business Solutions Project Management
Josef Kiesenhofer & Neha Ravi - 4th, Career Development Project Management
area 9 goes virtual
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the primary DECA competition for our region is being conducted online. This week, students have been recording their roleplays via FlipGrid and are set to take their DECA exams next week. Good luck, DECA members!
During the virtual awards ceremony on January 20th (exact time TBD), one of our own Papermakers, Akshaya Sakala, will be running for the Area 9 president! You can show your support for Akshaya by listening to her speech and cheering her on. Vote Akshaya for Area 9!
Congrats odin & apod team
The 2020 Dog Mayor is Odin!
The second annual All Paws on Deck campaign was a success. The APOD team raised $5,405, well over their $2,000 goal. Checks were presented to the Humane Society for South West Washington and West Columbia Gorge Humane Society.
We would like to thank everyone who participated in or supported this year's campaign, although virtual. It is great to see our Camas community come together for a good cause.
top ten candidates
Our All Paws on Deck team would like to thank everyone who entered their dog into our Dog Mayor applicant pool. Click HERE to view all 35 amazing applicants. We are absolutely thrilled to announce our final 10 candidates, who you can get to know more about HERE.
Starting October 20th, you can cast your vote for the Camas Dog Mayor by donating a sum of money to your favorite candidate. The winner will be the dog who raised the most money, and all proceeds will go to the West Columbia Gorge Humane Society and the Southwest Humane Society. On November 2nd, the winner will be announced!
But, the fun doesn't stop there. During this campaign, there will be other tips, competitions, and activities which you can view HERE.
Again, we would like to thank everyone who applied. If you have any questions, please email Ryley Anderson or Esha Minhas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
all paws on deck is back!
Due to COVID-19, the All Paws on Deck event will be taking place virtually this year! Get ready for a month of fun this October with your furry friend including a social media costume contest and DIY projects for your pet! Additionally, Dog Mayor applications are now open until October 9th.
Want to find out how your dog can become the next Mayor of Camas, or interested in making a donation? Click HERE for more information.
Don't forget to view our APOD website and follow our social media to enter your pets into competitions!
what is deca?
DECA is more than a club- it's a class, community, and competition. Check out this short video from your officer team for to see how DECA can add to your high school experience!
Interested in being part of Camas DECA this year? Contact our advisor for more information. We hope to see you soon.
DECA DRESS CODE
We've created a video to clarify what you should wear to competition!
Intro to Business
CDC Conference Rehearsal
CDC is our annual pre-conference dress rehearsal that helps DECA students for the real event. By giving DECA students, especially Marketing 1 students, the opportunity to do a practice run through with adult judges, we feel they walk away with a big competitive advantage at Area 9 Conference in January.
This event will be taking place all day at Camas High School on Thursday, December 5th.
DECA Community Project
Our DECA chapter will be holding a dog fair on Saturday, September 21st from 10am-2pm downtown Camas.
Our goal is to offer a fun-filled day for families and their four-legged friends and raise $$ for the SW Washington Humane Society and the West Columbia George Humane Society shelters.
Check out our website https://all-paws-on-deck.webnode.com/ for more information!
Below is a link to the Dog Mayor Contest.
Small Business Revolution
Our chapter members got to connect with the hosts of Small Business Revolution, Amanda Brinkman, Julie Gordon, and Katie Cerney! We are proud to be apart of this amazing community!
DECA WEEK & CDC
DECA Week took place from 11/26 - 11/30 with members wearing something different each day. On Wednesday, 11/28 students dressed professionally for CDC allowing them to experience a competition like scenario. We want to thank all parents and business professionals that served as judges for CDC. Look on our Instagram @DECACAMAS and our Facebook @ CAMASDECA for more pictures of DECA Week!
Coffee sales have started and you can now purchase Primo Wholebean/Ground or Espresso Wholebean/Ground with a label made from each of our DECA classes (image to the left) . You can order from in person, from a Camas High School DECA member, or online at the Camas Coffee Website https://sites.google.com/view/camas-coffee/home?authuser=1 . There is also an option to make custom labels, more info found on the Camas Coffee website. Coffee sales end on 12/10.
Interested in learning about a new career, helping close the gender gap in the workforce, and getting some free snacks during lunch? Bring your lunch and a friend to the Girls Represent Lunchbox Talks! The DECA Girls Represent campaign aims to encourage girls to pursue careers lacking female representation. These Lunchbox Talks are a series of inspiring and informative talks delivered by female professionals in underrepresented fields. The talks will take place during A/B Lunch in the CHS Library on most Tuesdays in October. Everyone is welcome! Speakers include:
10/2 - Dr. Carolyn Long (Local candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives)
10/9 - Dr. Kiki Sanford (CEO/Entrepreneur & "This Week in Science" Podcast Host)
10/16 - Dr. Cynthia Cooper (Professor of Molecular Biosciences at WSU-V)
10/30 - Dana Lukens (Former Military Staff Sergeant, Current Director of Global Logistics at Emerald Kalama)
IQ Credit Union Makes Generous Donation!
Thank you, IQ Credit Union, for supporting Camas DECA! Your generous $350 donation will assist our students in need in purchasing professional attire for DECA activities. We are extremely grateful for our partnership and our campus branch!
Our officer team and advisers had a great time meeting current students and incoming freshman at the club fair! It is not too late for students to sign up for Marketing 1, Marketing 2, AP Macro, AP Econ, or Student Store!
DCA Focus Group
We had the opportunity to participate in a focus group for the Downtown Camas Association! Three members of the association came to Camas High School to interview our members. Our members were asked about possible improvements that can be made to the downtown area with a focus on how to reach the younger demographic