STA DECA heads to the Big Apple

Pictured from Left to Right: Kaitlyn Biri, Xavier Foster, Lillie Pastorick, Tyler Fontenot, Summer Armand, Scottye Cassard, Starla Strait, Tiffany Barker, Morgan Bourgeois, and Austin Delaune.

The St. Amant High School DECA club attended The New York Experience to learn about the business culture of New York. Many schools from around the country attended this conference to gain new insight to a business driven city.

In total 10 DECA members from St. Amant High School attended the trip to the big apple. DECA provided many learning experiences for its members. The students experienced behind the scenes of many New York’s famous landmarks such as Madame Tussauds Wax Museum.  Through DECA, they were able to tour Madison Square Garden. They learned about marketing schemes and how they operate such a large business. The students also toured Wall Street and the financial district while the tour guide gave insight on past financial crisis and the stock market today. The tour ended at the 9/11 Memorial, where they toured the museum and observed the two waterfalls.

The following day DECA had much more planned for the students. That morning there was a fashion workshop, a guest speaker from the Berkley Fashion Institute, that taught about fashion boards and how new designs are created. After the workshop, the students took a guided tour of SOHO, New York’s fashion district. The students visited many small, local businesses and learned how they started their company. That afternoon the students took a cruise to observe the Statue of Liberty with fellow DECA members. That evening all of the DECA members attending the conference went to see the Radio City Music Christmas Spectacular.

In the stay, the students also visited the Empire State Building, Time Square, and Central Park.

“Many students have never experienced any other atmosphere, but the one they live in,” Rae Broussard said, in a press release “This was a new and educational experience for all of DECA. Thanks to DECA, many students were able to learn and appreciate new and diverse cultures. Our trip genuinely gave us the true New York Experience.”