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Senior Adison Derbas in the ballroom of the Arizona grand resort. Derbas is presenting her winning written event.

Successes and challenges: 2023 DECA state competition

Mark Jaber, Staff Reporter March 10, 2023

Gathered at the Arizona Grand Resort, hundreds of DECA students across Arizona prepare for the numerous events and competitions that determine their business prowess. Over the course of the three day long...

The 2022-23 DECA officers Grace Knutson, Juliet Read, Bella Keselman, Stella Jones, and  Katelin Macari in the Puma Den ready to open it for the year.

DECA outside of the Puma Den

Meghan McGowan, Sports Editor September 11, 2022

DECA is known around school for running the Puma Den and dressing up for class, but DECA does more than just that. DECA, or Distribution Education Club of America, is a national organization that teaches...

Perry DECA travels to AZ Grand Resort for State Career Development Conference on Feb. 25-27. The student competitors will be traveling to Georgia for International Competition on Apr. 22-27.

DECA participates in nation-wide competition

Saydria Ostler, News Editor March 11, 2022

Perry DECA competed in the State Career Development Conference (SCDC) on Feb. 25-27 at the AZ Grand Resort. While the students were at SCDC, they competed in marketing role play scenarios as well as presenting...

DECA officers Noah Kang, Cooper Lieurance, Sean Hadden, Yeijn Sohn (DECA President), and Emily Anasagasti (AZ DECA State Officer) celebrate receiving national certifications

DECA and Puma Den earn national food and retail certification 

Saydria Ostler, Staff Reporter February 25, 2021

DECA’s purpose is to prepare future leaders interested in business after high school, whether it be college path or a career path. DECA and the Puma Den worked to earn the highest national DECA certifications...

DECA goes to Nationals

Joielline Tchilao, staff reporter May 20, 2019

About 22,000 DECA members from around the world have been competing and participating in the international competition in Orlando.Perry DECA students were able to compete and many received  recognition...

DECA teaching new generation of entrepreneurs

Joielline Tchilao , staff reporter April 25, 2019

We see it all around us- the use and growth of technology. Yes, it has a negative side, but the effects of technology on teens is not all doom. The DECA program at Perry is a good example of that.With...

DECA students win two state awards in Career Development Competition

DECA students win two state awards in Career Development Competition

Morgan Chung , Staff Reporter March 10, 2017

The DECA students went to Tucson on Feb. 26, and for three days, they competed in the Career Development Competition. They won two state awards titled the Platinum Club Award and the Century Club Award....

Perry Dance Concert. May 12, 2016. Photo by Elizabeth Jocque.

Podcast: Perry Wins Whaaat

Cassie Nielsen, Taylor Moorer, and Hayley Crosby May 20, 2016

This podcast discusses Perry's big wins of this year, Perry DECA's journey to nationals, the final dance concert of the year, and Choir's journey to Heritage Festival. DECA worked very hard to keep all...

PHS DECA makes it to Nationals

Ernesto Chacon, Staff Reporter April 20, 2016

DECA has continued their success in representing Perry at the state level against many other schools, by achieving 46 medals at district level, which is the most out of any one school. The club traveled...

Culinary and Deca unite over cookies

Bree Wade, Staff Reporter March 4, 2016

Marketing and baking collide as DECA and Culinary III students partner together to sell cookie creations. Originally designed to be sold for Valentines day, Culinary students made and decorated heart-shaped...

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