UC attends DECA Fall Leadership Conference

UNION CITY, Ind. – On Oct. 29, 12 members of the Union City DECA Chapter along with Advisor Becky Kuehl attended the Indiana DECA Fall Leadership Conference at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

The conference started out with the introduction of the 2018-2019 State Officers.  Sophia Spence, a senior at Union City serves as the Region 3 President on the State Officer Team.  Reagan Hoggatt, a senior at Union City serves as the Vice-President of Hospitality.  Due to a traffic accident on I-70, the students arrived late at the conference and missed the opportunity to listen to the Keynote Speaker, Kristen Cooper, the CEO and Founder of Start-Up Ladies. Her hope is to grow women-owned and women-led companies.

Upon arrival at Bankers Life, the students participated in the team building activities.  Those activities included Spaghetti/Marshmallow Challenge, Rock/Paper/Scissor, Blind Trust, and Human Knot. After the morning session was finished, the students’ enjoyed lunch at the Circle Center Mall Food Court.

The afternoon session featured mini sessions run by the state officers.  The mini sessions included Written Projects Information, State Leadership Team Information, Role Plays for Series and Team Events Examples, and a Shark Tank Activity.  Students were divided into groups and spent 30-minutes at each of the mini sessions. The Muscular Dystrophy Association spoke to the entire group of students on the Pacer’s Court about Indiana DECA’s Community Service Project for DECA Month.

The final session of the day was a panel of Pacer employees who gave information about their job and advice to students about their future.  At the end of the Pacer Panel, students were allowed to ask questions.

The Union City DECA Chapter enjoyed dinner at Brother’s Bar and Grill and then attended the Pacer’s game that evening.  The Pacer’s took on the Portland Trail Blazers.

PHOTO CAPTION: Students attending the conference were (first row) Sophia Spence, Reagan Hoggatt, (second row) Lyndsee Mills, Sydney Ralston, Emalee Bocanegra, Jacob Curry, Gavin Teeter, (third row) Josh Crawford, Gabe Addington, Kyle Buckingham, Mason Good, and Hunter Reagan.

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