August 14, 2020

About Us

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About Us

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As a chapter, we instill an entrepreneurial spirit into all who join the program. Whether it be competing, traveling, or reading all about money, students will tell you that SPHS DECA has a passion for business. Those familiar with our program describe us as one thing: a family. With engaging marketing activities and outstanding real-world opportunities, we help build connections that will last a lifetime. By meeting business professionals in the real world, we go through the ropes just like them. Leadership opportunities as well as future career head starts are just a couple of the many resources that are offered in our program.

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About DECA

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DECA is an International Association of Marketing Students. The class was first known at South Plantation as Fashion Marketing. In 1986 Mr. Holt joined the South Plantation family and revamped the DECA Program in 1987. The class transitioned from fashion marketing to regular marketing in order encompass different areas.
Since then students have qualified for state and international conference every year. To date, South Plantation DECA has had 315 state winners and has placed 1st, 2nd, and 3rd on the international level. Internationals have been held at cities such as Atlanta, Georgia; Louisville, Kentucky; St.Louis, Missouri; Dallas, Texas; Denver, Colorado; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Orlando, Florida; Anaheim, California; and Nashville, Tennessee. In DECA alone there are over 200,000 members coming from all 50 states and from other countries such as Canada and Japan.

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Florida DECA comprises of 8,900 members, with 2,900 members in Broward County. South Plantation DECA is the home of 20 state officers.
South DECA has given their students many opportunities not only to compete at States and Internationals but has also given students the opportunity to travel around the country and attend business conferences. Students have also been given the chance to attend Panther and Miami Heat games and help out with the Angel Tree charity, the Starlight Children’s Foundation, Helping Hands, and the can food drive.

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