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DECA students, From left, Dale Garthwaite, treasurer, Veronica Caballero, parlimentarian, Rica Perez, president, Analisia Vega, secretary, Caroline Chaves, vice president, and Dominic Bejarano, reporter, pose in their business attire at Artesia High School on Tuesday. Members are spending the week promoting the DECA program throughout their school and community. (Ashley Trujillo photo)

Daily Press Staff Writer

The week is National DECA Week and Artesia High School members are spending time promoting the organization throughout their school and community.

The nationwide program is designed to teach students leadership and professional skills that will help to prepare them for life after high school.

Students interested in pursuing careers in marketing, management and entrepreneurship in business, finance, hospitality and marketing sales and service participate in the program and learn about their chosen fields.

Members are also given the opportunity to gain work experience; they are allowed to hold jobs as part of their senior year.

“It teaches you work skills, life skills, and how to manage money,” Artesia’s DECA president, Rica Perez said. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.

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