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is an international association for students of marketing, management and entrepreneurship in business, finance, hospitality and marketing sales/service.

The South River chapter of DECA is open to all students who have taken, will take or are presently enrolled in a course through the Business Department. The SRHS Chapter is an affiliate of the national high school and college DECA which promotes career awareness, leadership and civic consciousness among students interested in business.

Activities include attending career and leadership development conferences at the local, state and national level, participating in civic activities in the local community and taking business-related field trips.

Colleges and businesses nationwide know DECA, so membership is a great opportunity for addition to your resume and on your college or job application.

For more information, see Mr Madsen or e-mail him at


DECA Activities – 2016

Virtual Business Challenge: Sports 

The DECA Virtual Business Challenge is an official DECA competitive event where participants use highly visual simulation software to manage a business. The DECA Virtual Business Challenge (VBC) encourages DECA members to test their skills at managing a business individually or as a team. The VBC culminates in live competitions at the ICDC Nationals. 

Chartered Association – Top Performers / Round 1 Honorees

Robert Blandford and Ryan Klaus

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2015/2016 DECA Member Campaign 

DECA campaigns help local chapters grow and build lasting partnerships within your school and community.

Nick Koziolek, DECA President, Mr Madsen, and Recruiting Coordinator Riley Nickels - 2016 DECA Member Campaign

Riley Nickels, Recruiting Coordinator, with Mr Madsen, and Chapter President Nick Koziolek – 2016 DECA Member Campaign


DECA in the NEWS – 2015

The DECA Hawks Inc team reached the final round of the Maryland Blue Ocean Competition which was held at Centennial High School in Ellicott City on March 21, 2015 with their presentation of a product that provides transportation through the use of a clean, renewable energy ocen logo site

The Blue Ocean Competition, where students create a real-world project and present their original business concept, is a Maryland-based organization that is the only large-scale, high school entrepreneurial competition that is run by the students themselves.

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Congratulations to the SRHS DECA Team, Hawks Inc for winning the People’s Choice Award at the 2015 Diamond Challenge for High School Entrepreneurs.

The 2015 Hawks Inc Team:

Kishan Patel, William Mayhew, and Riley Nickels

The team created a business proposal for a company that would build wind turbines that could produce enough power to replace a traditional car engine.

deca_logoThe Diamond Challenge is a real world business concept competition with an educational purpose. Participating students work in teams of 2-4 to prepare and submit a written concept for a business or social enterprise. They deliver a 5-minute “pitch” to a panel of entrepreneurs and business executives, who evaluate their submission, pitch, and responses to questions to determine feasibility of their idea and its potential for future growth through two rounds of competition.

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For the full AACPS Press Release – Click HERE

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