Montana DECA

February 9-11

Great Falls, MT

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About Us

We’re living in an era where skills in marketing, finance, hospitality, management and entrepreneurship have become prerequisites to success. Montana DECA is empowering aspiring youth to achieve their dreams, as it did mine.

Jackson Smith, Montana DECA President 2013
Montana DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools around Montana. Dedicated to the success of members, we had approximately 450 participants at our State Conference in February 2013 and over 200 students attended the International Career Development Conference in April 2013 in Anaheim, CA.Our State Conference will be held February 9-11th at the Heritage Inn in Great Falls, MT. Students will be competing for an opportunity to attend our International Career Development Conference in Atlanta, GA. This site was created to provide information to Montana DECA Advisors and Students.

 Montana DECA was founded in 1951 in Billings, MT

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The Officer Team

Meet the 2013-2014 Montana DECA Officer Team and See What Inspired Them To Join DECA

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Jackson Smith

President
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Jackson Smith

President Jackson Curtis Smith’s friends call him Jacksón Curtis Smith, which is French for Jackson Curtis Smith. Born and raised in Missoula, he’s a seasoned Montanan. He is a senior at Sentinel High School, competed in DECA all four years and was last year’s Montana DECA Vice President. DECA has empowered Jackson to learn the skills to be both successful in his career and in his life. Now he is a programmer, debater, DECA President and visionary. He enjoys spending his free time with friends, taking long walks on the beach and petting his cat, Eduardo.

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Ashlee Buller

Administrative Director
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Ashlee Buller

Administrative Director Ashlee Buller is a senior at Glacier High in Kalispell, Montana. This is her fourth year as a member of Montana DECA, but her first year as a state officer. Besides DECA, she is involved in Debate, Theatre, Band, NHS, STAND, and various other activities. In her spare moments (which she has precious few of) she likes to read, knit, and ponder life's most important questions. She loves serving as Administrative Director alongside such an amazing group of officers. Ashlee is super excited for Montana CDC -- she thinks it's going to be the best one yet

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Sloan Ellis

Public Relations Director
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Sloan Ellis

Public Relations Director Sloan Ellis, know to her close friends as 'The Sloan Ranger', is a Senior at Whitefish High School. She has participated in DECA for the past three years. This is her first year as a member of the state board and she is very excited to make the 2014 state conference an event to remember. In her free time, Sloan enjoys playing tennis, running, and going on adventures.

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Devon Zander

Vice President
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Devon Zander

Vice President Devon Zander, called DeVon by her friends, is a senior from Glacier High School in Kalispell, Montana. This is her second year as a state officer and her third as a chapter officer. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and hanging out with friends. She is really excited to help increase the visibility of Montana DECA and participate in planning the state CDC.

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Ella Kobelt

Communications Director
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Ella Kobelt

Communications Director Ella is a Senior at Whitefish High School. This is her first year on the MT DECA Board and her fourth year competing at MT CDC. She's excited to see her DECA comrades find success here in Great Falls!

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Mady Rigg

Membership Director
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Mady Rigg

Membership Director Madyson Rigg, known simply as Madeline, is a second year state officer and a four year DECA member for Glacier High School. In addition to being in DECA, she is the current Miss Montana Teen USA. She has a passion for marketing and plans on pursuing a career in public relations. As membership director, she is excited to see all of our wonderful members at state in February!













About DECA

With over a 60 year history, DECA has touched the lives of more than ten million students, educators, school administrators and business professionals since it was founded in 1946. Their strong connection with our organization has resonated into a brand that people identify as a remarkable experience in the preparation of emerging leaders and entrepreneurs.
DECA’s programs and activities have constantly evolved as we use the latest technology and apply cutting edge educational research. Our core focus has remained consistent and is captured in our mission.

OUR MISSION

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

Our guiding principles explain how we fulfill our mission by addressing what we do and the outcomes we expect. DECA enhances the preparation for college and careers by providing co-curricular programs that integrate into classroom instruction, applying learning in the context of business, connecting to business and the community and promoting competition. Our student members leverage their DECA experience to become academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders.

ATTRIBUTES AND VALUES


Our attributes and values describe DECA’s priorities and standards. We value competence, innovation, integrity and teamwork.

DECA is organized into two divisions. The High School Division includes over 185,000 members in 5,000 schools. The Collegiate Division (formerly known as Delta Epsilon Chi) includes over 15,000 members in 200 colleges and universities.
DECA Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit student organization with members in all 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Canada, China, Germany, Guam, Hong Kong, Korea, Mexico and Puerto Rico. The United States Congress, the United States Department of Education and state and international departments of education authorize DECA’s programs.

Montana Chapters

Here are the current Montana DECA Chapters.
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Sentinel HS

Mark A. Hartman
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Sentinel HS

  • Category: Mark A. Hartman

Sentinel DECA has 109 members for the 2013-2014 year, making it the largest chapter in the state. The Sparta Mart, their school store, is run by 27 managers and supervisors who generate the income necessary to subsidize the costs it takes to go to State and Nationals. Sentinel DECA's advisor can be contacted at:

Phone: 406-728-2400 ext. 7531 mahartman@mcps.k12.mt.us

Husky

Belt HS

Keith Hoyer
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Belt HS

  • Category: Keith Hoyer

Belt HS is competing in the 2013-2014 year. Belt's advisor can be contacted at:

Phone: 406-277-3351 ext. 133 khoyer@beltschool.com

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Big Sky HS

Nicki Roe
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Big Sky HS

  • Category: Nicki Roe

Big Sky HS has 24 members for the 2013-2014 year. Big Sky's advisor can be contacted at:

Phone: 406-728-2401 ext. 8043 nroe@mcps.k12.mt.us

Capital

Capital HS

Karey Conn
Capital

Capital HS

  • Category: Karey Conn

Capital HS has 31 members for the 2013-2014 year. Capital's advisor can be contacted at:

Phone: 406-324-2707 kconn@helena.k12.mt.us

Glacier

Glacier HS

Josh Munro
Glacier

Glacier HS

  • Category: Josh Munro

Glacier HS has 66 members for the 2013-2014 year. Glacier's advisor can be contacted at:

Phone: 406-758-5600 munroj@sd5.k12.mt.us

HelenaHigh

Helena HS

John Hollow
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Helena HS

  • Category: John Hollow

Helena HS has 33 members for the 2013-2014 year. Helena's advisor can be contacted at:

Phone: 406-324-2298 jhollow@helena.k12.mt.us

Whitefish

Whitefish HS

Jeremy Anderson
Whitefish

Whitefish HS

  • Category: Jeremy Anderson

Whitefish HS has 53 members for the 2013-2014 year. Whitefish's advisor can be contacted at:

Phone: 406-862-8600 ext. 408 andersonj@wfps.k12.mt.us

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Great Falls Central HS

Noel Osterman
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Great Falls Central HS

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Great Falls Central Catholic HS has 21 members for the 2013-2014 year. Central's advisor can be contacted at:

Phone: 406-216-3344 nosterman@greatfallscentral.org

CMRussel

CM Russel HS

Dave Stukey
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CM Russel HS

  • Category: Dave Stukey

CM Russel HS is competing in the 2013-2014 year. CM Russel's advisor can be contacted at:

Phone: 406-268-6140 david_stukey@gfps.k12.mt.us

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Great Falls HS

Scott Donisthorpe
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Great Falls HS

  • Category: Scott Donisthorpe

Great Falls HS has 11 members for the 2013-2014 year. Central's advisor can be contacted at:

Phone: 406-268-6349 scott_donisthorpe@gfps.k12.mt.us

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  • Events on May 3, 2014
    • ICDC in Atlanta, GA
      Starts: 12:00 am
      Ends: May 7, 2014 - 12:00 am
      Location: Atlanta, GA

@NHDECA we can't wait! What's better than DECA and sunny Atlanta?!

@MontanaDECA, 13 days ago

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