Dover DECA & The RED Zone
Lead & Succeed. Dream Big. Here We Go!
Dover DECA is a Career & Technical Student Organization at Dover Area High School with a goal to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management through competitive events, conferences, and projects. Our chapter activities provide enrichment opportunities to the curriculum and better prepare our student members to be the next generation of leaders. There are four pillars of DECA: Academically Prepared, Community Oriented, Professionally Responsible, & Experienced Leaders. Student DECA members also operate The RED Zone, Dover's official student-run school store, which serves the students, staff, and community with quality and affordable school essentials, spirit wear, and gifts.
Advisors: Loni Kress & Stacie Gross
Dover DECA’s Leadership Team from left to right: Collin Maute- VP of Marketing, Jacob Glatfelter- VP of Leadership, Brooke Wiley- Executive President, Alexi Lunsford- VP of Career Development, Hailie Miller- VP of Finance, David Patterson- VP of Hospitality
Dover DECA during DECA month in November 2019
Dover DECA members are ambitious, high-achieving leaders equipped to conquer the challenges of their aspirations. We learn project management skills through chapter fundraising events such as the annual Powder Puff game, hold chapter study sessions, and attend various competitions. District competition is held in Harrisburg in late fall, states are held at the Hershey Lodge in February, and the international competition (ICDC) is held in late April.
Dover DECA chapter members competed in the District 6 DECA competition on November 26, 2019
Dover DECA members recognize the benefit of service and responsibility to the community and continually impact and improve their local and broader communities. We’ve participated in chapter community projects and have raised over $20,000 for various charities since 2015. This year’s focus was on ALS, raising funds and awareness for The Greater Philadelphia ALS Association. We raised $10,023.25 for ALS this year with the help of our district and surrounding Dover community.
Dover DECA 2019 Community Giving Project: Ice Out ALS- pictured left to right: Charles Benton- Dover CTE Director, Jacob Glatfelter, Alexi Lunsford, and Hailie Miller- Project Leads, Loni Kress- Advisor
Dover DECA members are poised professionals with ethics, integrity, and high standards. Members voted to make a donation to The Anthony Myers Movement in 2020. Anthony Myers was a student at Berks Catholic High School, one of our fellow PA DECA’s District 6 member schools, who lost his battle in December to a form of brain cancer. Students wanted to support Anthony’s memory and his desire to advocate and provide assistance for children and their families with medical challenges.
Dover DECA members are empowered through experience to provide effective leadership through goal setting, consensus building and project implementation. Our chapter members present to incoming freshmen, promote our organization by participating in our Occupational Advisory Committee, and actively spread the word about DECA through involvement in DECA month every November.
Our school store serves as a learning lab for students in three ways: supporting direct classroom instruction in the School Store course, providing experience for Marketing Pathway seniors in management/leadership through the CTE Capstone course, and in additional work/learning experience for DECA members as they operate the school store outside of normal business hours. The profits earned from the operation of the school store provide a source of funding for activities of the Dover DECA chapter. Our school store first attempted and received Gold Level Certification from DECA, Inc. in February of 2019 and was re-certified Gold Level in 2020. Our store is just one of four retail school-based enterprises in Pennsylvania receiving this honor.
Current Web Store Items Available for Purchase:
The RED Zone Managers from left to right. Joseph Hogue, David Patterson, & Isaiah Hogue.