MHS DECA duo captures first place at state contest
|Middlesex High School students Jocelyn Griffin (left) and Erin Jackson at the DECA State Leadership Conference in Virginia Beach on March 2.|
Middlesex Chapter of DECA placed first in “School Based Enterprise Exploring” at the Annual State Leadership Conference in Virginia Beach on March 2.
A School Based Enterprise (SBE) is an entrepreneurial operation in a school setting that provides goods/services to meet the needs of the market. SBEs are managed and operated by students as hands-on learning laboratories that integrate National Curriculum Standards in Marketing, Finance, Hospitality or Management. SBEs provide realistic and practical learning experiences that reinforce classroom instruction. School-based enterprises are effective educational tools in helping to prepare students for the transition from school to work or college. For many students, they provide the first work experience; for others, they provide an opportunity to build management, supervision and leadership skills.
Jocelyn Griffin and Erin Jackson of Middlesex High School’s DECA Chapter participated in a 15-minute oral presentation exploring the possibility and feasibility of opening a School Based Enterprise (Charger Spirit Store) and responded to judges’ questions.
DECA members also attended the 2014 SBE Academy that combined networking and idea generation with SBE Gold Certification chapters.