President: Hannah Donnell
Hello, my name is Hannah Donnell and I am the 2019-2020 DECA President! I am a senior this year and have been in DECA for the past three years. DECA is a very different experience from other clubs. It gives members skills they will use for a lifetime and provides them with memories they will cherish forever. Most of my time is taken up by school, doing homework, and DECA, but when I am not doing any of those things I am twirling or spending time with my friends and family. I also enjoy watching Grey's Anatomy, Penn State football, and listening to music. I am looking forward to an awesome year with all of you and hope I can make your DECA experience special.
VP of Career Development: Ben Brauser
Hello State High DECA, my name is Ben Brauser and I am your 2019-2020 Vice-President of Career Development. I handle our clubs competition prep activities and help our members to reach their full potential. This is my fourth year in DECA, and I couldn't be more thankful to the friends I've met and the memories I've made. Outside of DECA I also participate in Public Forum Debate, Model UN, and take karate classes. I enjoy skiing, hiking, the office, and playing with my 1-year-old dog. If you have any questions about our competitions or DECA, don't hesitate to contact me at email@example.com.
VP of Hospitality: Leslie Powers
Hello, my name is Leslie Powers. I am currently the 2019-2020 State High Vice President of Hospitality. This is my second year as a DECA Officer and my third year in the club! DECA has really helped me with my public speaking skills, writing emails, and most importantly, it has allowed me to create friendships that will last a lifetime. Outside of the classroom, you can usually find me working at one of my two jobs, playing lacrosse, working out, or spending quality time with my friends and family. I am looking forward to this upcoming school year and I know that together we can make this year the best one yet!
VP of Marketing: Joy Zhu
Hello, my name is Joy Zhu and I am your 2019-2020 Vice President of Marketing! I am so grateful for the opportunity to serve on State High's DECA team for my senior year, as it is my third and last year of DECA! DECA has influenced my future career goals and provided me with the most wonderful experiences and skills. Outside of DECA, I am State High's Student Government President and the Vice President of Outing Club. I also work as a lifeguard. You can usually find me working, doing art, or hanging out with friends. Please feel free to contact me regarding anything DECA or school-related!
VP of Finance: Jessica Zajac
Hi, my name is Jessica Zajac and I am the Vice President of Finance for State High DECA. I have been in DECA the past two years and have loved my experience. DECA has given me countless opportunities to expand my leadership skills and reach out to new people. Last year I served as the DECA Treasurer and I am looking forward to continue my role in finance. I am also the Secretary for State High’s Interact, a community service club. Outside of school I enjoy twirling my baton for State High and the Nittany Dreamers, working at Wegmans as a cashier, serving the community as a Girl Scout, or hanging out with friends. I am part of National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, as well as Tri-M. I am also a finalist in the Centre County Outstanding Young Woman program. I am super excited to meet all of the new members and show them what DECA is all about!
Event Planner: Kellyn RothHello, I am Kellyn Roth and this year I am representing our DECA chapter as the Event Planner. I am currently a sophomore and along with DECA I participate in Spanish Club and play soccer for our school team. In my life outside of school, I spend a lot of my free time working at SPRA as a lifeguard, watching Criminal Minds, reading, and hanging out with my friends. I can't wait for another year filled with fun and successes and I am excited to see everything we achieve this year!
Fundraiser: Victoria ZhuHello, my name is Victoria Zhu and I am the 2019-2020 State High DECA Fundraiser. I am currently a sophomore at State High and have been in DECA for one amazing year! Along with DECA, I am the treasurer of Model UN and am also a member of the speech and debate team. When I am not busy with school stuff, I enjoy track, working, volunteering, and hanging out with friends! I am so excited to meet all the new DECA members and for another amazing year of DECA!
Meeting Planner: Mckenna SchrenkHello, my name is McKenna Schrenk and I am your 2019-2020 State High Meeting Planner. I am in 10th grade and joined DECA last year during my freshman year. When I'm not at school, you can usually find me riding my horse or hanging out with friends. As well as participating in DECA, I am involved with FBLA. I looked forward to getting to know everyone this year and I hope that everyone has a great year!