DECA pageant a no-go

The questions on many students’ minds this year: Where did DECA come from? DECA went from a club with no name to a widely known activity in just a few short weeks. Involvement increased by 100 percent and they even locked in a DECA week from Nov. 18-22. As a conclusion to this prize, music, and game filled week, an all-male pageant had been scheduled as a way to celebrate the week and raise funds for the Crisis Resource Center, the battered women’s shelter here in town.

Unfortunately due to lack of student involvement, the pageant has been cut from the DECA week agenda. Seniors Rachel McCaughey and Kalley Schwab are disappointed with the change. Schwab commented, “I was looking forward to seeing my classmates work it on the runway.” The DECA officers are disappointed, too. Vice President of Communications Mathew Van Ommeron said, “I was really excited for our first DECA pageant, but unfortunately no one else was. The DECA officers put a lot of work in and were willing to dedicate hours of work to the project, but unfortunately no one had enough school spirit to actually participate.” DECA week, however, will still go on as scheduled. Watch out for prizes and games coming your way!