Hamilton High School’s Charger Corner earned Gold certification this year and will be recognized at the DECA Virtual International Career Development Conference in April. Hamilton students who worked on attaining certification were Ethan Nolan, Jacob Pfeifer and Ryan Roubik with assistance from faculty advisor and marketing teacher Amanda Fields. Hamilton is one of 246 schools in the United States achieving gold level.
School-based enterprises (SBE) are effective educational tools in helping to prepare students for the transition from school to work or college. DECA developed the SBE Certification Program to recognize outstanding achievement and motivate excellence and growth. The program provides enterprises with standards for model school store operation. A DECA review committee determines if a school store is certified with a bronze, silver or gold designation. The gold certification is the highest among three levels.
DECA is a career and technical student organization preparing its membership for careers in marketing, management, finance and hospitality. It has more than 225,000 members nationwide. There are 83 students involved in Hamilton’s DECA Chapter.