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Outstanding Chapters Recognized With Sustainability Grants!

Each fall, our Nevada DECA chapters launch forth with grand plans for yet another memorable competitive year. But chapter meetings, role play practice, community service, and outreach events with other chapters throughout the state all require resources. Be it printer paper for DECA exams, flashcards for studying business terms, spare DECA blazers, or popcorn machines to boost the revenue of chapter fundraisers, such tools are what allow us students to take our achievement in DECA to the next level.

To support chapters in these efforts, Nevada DECA distributes $8,000 in Sustainability Grants each year. The Nevada DECA state staff and board of trustees thoughtfully reviewed each chapter’s application this fall, recognizing those schools with clear ways in which a grant would amplify their students’ success and role in making Nevada DECA the great association that it is.

With that, we extend a huge congratulations to the following chapters who were selected as the recipients of this year’s Sustainability Grants!

  • Legacy
  • Southwest
  • Basic
  • Dayton
  • Canyon
  • Foothill
  • Southeast
  • Sierra Vista
  • Coronado

Congratulations to Legacy High School for being awarded the largest grant award of $1,900! They’ll be using their funds to purchase a vinyl cutter, reducing costs and expediting the process of making t-shirts and signs to sell at school, raising money for their classroom expenses and student travel fees.

In addition, Northern Nevada chapter, Dayton DECA, will be using their grant to purchase new inventory to sell at school athletic events, while Foothill DECA will be using the scholarship money to work toward their goal of covering at least 50% of each student member’s state dues and travel expenses to SCDC. Sierra Vista applied for the Sustainability Grant for the first time this year and with their funds, they look forward to increasing their presence at year-round school events by hosting fundraisers and showcasing DECA at club fairs.

Each and every one of these chapters have shown that when it comes to DECA, they are #ReadyForIt and we can’t wait to see all that they’ll accomplish this year!