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Hamilton DECA students get training

Hamilton High School students involved in the Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) participated this summer in a statewide leadership workshop for local chapter officers. The Chapter Officer Workshop (COW) provides Wisconsin DECA officers with an opportunity to network with others and exchange ideas.

Hamilton students who attended the workshop were: Halley Greeneway, vice-president of public relations; Holly Rindfleisch, vice-president of chapter development; Jasmine Dockery, vice-president of civic consciousness; and Kyle McClone and Chris McCormick, school store managers. Business education teacher and DECA advisor Skip Hay chaperoned the trip.

Hamilton students worked on their goals for the coming year which includes raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), increasing community involvement and chapter membership, and excelling at district, state and international DECA competitions.

Students participated in chapter team-building activities. The Amazing Race sent chapters dashing across Madison to accomplish tasks such as making a pizza, rafting in Lake Mendota, visiting Henry Vilas Zoo and completing a low-ropes course at Picnic Point. The DECA Quiz Bowl had chapters compete based on marketing and DECA knowledge. Hamilton students showed off their runway walks in a T-shirt fashion show. More than $300 was raised for the MDA in the Miracle Minute fund raiser.