Do you want to learn how to present effectively? Do you want a community at CHS who are community oriented and career-ready? Do you want to travel around the nation? Consider joining Camas DECA! Check out this slideshow for more information, alumni testimonials, forecasting information, and more. See you next year!
tHE TOP 12 AND VOTING ARE HERE!
The 2023 finalists for All Paws on Deck Dog Mayor are now here! Learn more about the amazing top twelve candidates by visiting the All Paws on Deck page under 'Chapter Projects'!
Voting is also officially open! Click here to visit the voting site!
Apply for Dog Mayor!
Camas DECA is excited to announce that applications for the All Paws on Deck Dog Mayor are now open! Applications with be accepted until September 8th at noon, so make sure to fill our the form on behalf of your furry friend!
Unfortunately, applications are now closed, but we hope to see you at the APOD Streetfair!
ICDC 2023 REcap
Trinity Archer & Mahati Balasubramanian - 1st place, SEOR
Sophia Rundle - 1st place, QSRM
Maddie McArthur - 3rd place, Sales Project
Claire McOmie & Leona MacGregor - Top 10, Community Giving
record breaking state qualifiers
In a year like no other, 92 Camas DECA students qualified for Washington's State Career Development Conference (SCDC)! Qualifiers are now working hard at study sessions, preparing for success at the state competition.
To see a full list of qualifiers, visit our Instagram @decacamas
Coffee Sales Begin!
Now that the top four student-designed coffee brands have been finalized, coffee sales will begin on Monday the 21st and continue until December 5th. Part of the profits will go to the CAROL food and toy drive, so be sure to buy a bag!
For more information on the top four brands and how to purchase, go to the 'Coffee Project' tab under chapter projects
Need a cup of Joe?
The 2022 Camas DECA Coffee Project has you covered for all your holiday coffee needs. This year, marketing students have designed their own coffee brands and will compete to have their brand on a actual bag of coffee. The money raised from selling this coffee will go to a variety of charities.
For more information, go to the 'Coffee Project' tab under chapter projects!
2022 Carol drive!
The 2022 CAROL food and toy drive will begin on November 14, 2022 and run until December 15, 2022. Students are encouraged to donate non-perishable food items and toys for kids, all of which can be dropped off in their advisor's classroom at Camas High School.
2022 APOD Recap
Camas DECA is excited to announce that the 2022 Dog Mayor is Jackson!
Thank you to everyone who showed support for All Paws on Deck this year. The street fair event had amazing turnout, with many vendors, attendees, and dogs! Camas DECA raised $10,000 for the West Columbia Gorge Humane Society, surpassing the total from last year!
APOD Featured on The Columbian!
Camas DECA's fourth annual All Paws on Deck fundraiser was featured in a recent article on The Columbian. Two of our officers, Claire McOmie and Leona Macgregor, were interviewed on their work for this amazing project. Make sure to vote for APOD Dog Mayor (beginning 9/14) and attend the street fair on 9/24.
Click here to read the article!
2022 All Paws On Deck!
The fourth annual All Paws On Deck street fair will take place on September 24th, 2022 from 11am-3pm in downtown Camas. Our goal is to raise $10,000 for the West Columbia Gorge Humane Society through our dog mayor race and street fair. From September 14th-23rd, 10 dog mayor finalists will campaign to raise money through an online donation site, and the dog who raises the most money will be crowned APOD dog mayor on the 24th. Bring your family and your furry friends for a fun-filled day in downtown Camas!
If you are interested in nominating your dog for APOD dog mayor, applications will be accepted from August 24th to September 7th @ 12pm. For more information, go to the All Paws On Deck tab on our website.
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
NOT SURE WHAT TO WEAR TO COMPETITION?
We've created a video to clarify what you should (and shouldn't) wear to competition!
SUCCESS IN ATLANTA!
Camas DECA excelled at the 2022 International Career Development Conference (ICDC), held in Atlanta. We had 12 finalists, with 7 of them placing in the top 10! Emily Shin and Karli Kiesenhofer placed 1st internationally!
ALIYA LACHENMEIER AND SYDNEE LACHENMEIER - BMOR
AMELIA MERRITT - FMS
GRACE SOMMERS - PMK
CAMDYN SEGALL - FOR
KARLI KIESENHOFER AND EMILY SHIN - BMOR 1st
HALINA SOSNOWSKI AND TEGAN SIMS - BMOR 4th
SOPHIA WADE - SEOR 5th
NEHA RAVI - IMCS 4th
ADRIAN SOH - ASM 4th
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 $5,715.12, 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 for 2020
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.
2020 - 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.
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.
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