Great Oaks marketing students participated in leadership retreat

Front row from left are Katie Jaccod, Mac Auciello, Valeria Castillo-Mollinedo, Stephanie Cianciolo; back row, Lindsey Swadner, Tom Treta, Colby Kreger, Instructor Mr. Steedly, Blake Wilhelm, Nick Bruner, Sarah Refaei.
Ten Sycamore/Great Oaks marketing students attended the Ohio DECA Summer Leadership Retreat from July 15-18 at Camp Muskingham in Carrollton, Ohio.

Students were assigned to small groups and participated in many leadership development activities.

These activities included motivational speakers, a co-initiative course and mock competitive event role-plays. The students also improved their self-confidence and increased their knowledge of DECA activities.

More than 200 marketing students from across the state of Ohio participated. The theme for the 37th Annual Retreat was “Success is a journey, not a destination.”

DECA is an association of high school marketing students who are pursing careers in marketing and management. Ohio DECA has 4,891 members with 152 chapters and National DECA has a total of 180,000 student members for the High School Division.

The Sycamore Marketing Program is a satellite program of the Great Oaks Institute of Technology & Career Development.