Defined as “Missouri’s Finest” by the hotel management, 600 DECA delegates converged on the Lodge of Four Seasons for their Fall Leadership conference held October 14 and 15. CACC students from Rock Bridge and Hickman represented their CACC chapter to network with other marketing students, attend leadership workshops and vote for DECA state officers.
DECA’s mission is to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. State Advisor, Linda Krehbiel received praise for the professional conduct they exhibited throughout the entire weekend. Guests and staff at the Lodge noted how polite, well mannered, neat and professionally dressed the delegates were.
The theme this year is “Strive 2 Thrive”. Delegates were inspired by keynote and motivational speaker Judson Laipply, most noted for his “Evolution of Dance” video.
|Katlyn, Robertson, Olivia Mends, Rose Baka and Abigail Hake|
|Gage Keisling presenting CACC's marketing pitch in the game "Pitch It". The pitch won first place.|
Gage Kiesling, Trent Powell, Olivia Mends, Katlyn Robertson, Matt Bush, Jennifer Judlow, and Mark David