With nearly a 70-year history, DECA has impacted the lives of more than ten million students, educators, school administrators and business professionals since it was founded in 1946. Their strong connection with our organization has resonated into a brand that people identify as a remarkable experience in the preparation of emerging leaders and entrepreneurs. DECA’s programs and activities have constantly evolved as we use the latest technology and apply cutting edge educational research. Our core focus has remained consistent and is captured in our mission.  


Kahlotus DECA was chartered in the 2012-2013 school year.  DECA is a business and marketing club that prepares emerging leaders and 
entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.


Here in Kahlotus we incorporate several service and leadership activities to keep students engaged, goal-oriented and self motivated.


  • Fall Leadership Retreat

  • Annual School Food Drive & Class Competition

  • Annual Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner

  • Area VI DECA Competition

  • Winter Leadership Retreat (with FFA)

  • State Career Development Conference 

  • Pro-Sports Career Day (Mariners/Trailblazers)

  • Spring Leadership Retreat (End of the year trip)


The DECA emblem is the DECA Diamond. The Diamond has four inner points and four outer points, all standing for something different.


The four inner points represent the guiding principles which address the purpose of DECA:

  • Integrates into classroom instruction

  • Applies learning

  • Connects to business

  • Promotes competition


The four outer points represent the results of DECA and how it prepares future generations:

  • Academically prepared

  • Community service oriented

  • Professionally responsible

  • Experienced leaders



         Kristen Miller, Hailey Ayers and Clayton Hartwell
              with Ad Campaign at DECA SCDC 2016

Come visit Kahlotus DECA's custom t-shirt and graphic design shop at KHS.  


Basic Pricing is as follows:

(Additional Discounts for orders over 30 items)


One-Color Designs:

T-Shirts - $12.00

Sweatshirts - $15.00

Hooded Sweatshirts - $20.00


Two-Color Designs

T-Shirts - $15.00

Sweatshirts - $20.00

Hooded Sweatshirts - $25.00