Wednesday, August 2, 2017

DECA Retreat

On August 1st, the DECA Leadership Board held its annual DECA leadership retreat. This year, with the generous donation from Mike Treder, the DECA Leadership Board experienced an escape room at My Escape Mission, located on the eastside of Madison. The students were given one hour to work together to solve clues, disarm a mock explosive, and escape the room. With five minutes left, the DECA students came together and completed their mission. The students learned not only team-building and communication skills but how to overcome adversity when the situation became more challenging. As their advisor, I can honestly say that I was extremely proud of their willingness to support each other and work together to achieve their goals. I have now challenged the students to bring what they learned from this experience into the school year and apply their knowledge to make DECA and the School District of Belleville better. [Submitted by Mr. Farrar]