Ominous opening for DECA store


Brittany Williams

DECA teacher Ann Grassetti with senior Hayden Cushing at the opening of the DECA store


Halloween has arrived, and with it brings the grand opening of the G.H.S. DECA store. The store opened with a Halloween themed event complete with a fog machine, spooky music and  strobe lights.

The DECA store has undergone a dramatic makeover with a fresh coat of paint, new furniture, and a leadership team dedicated to running the store.

The store is expected to bring in many more customers this year, with all new items and a fun environment.  “We put a lot more effort into it this year” said junior and store co-manager Hannah Mills who has been a contributor in the stores new look.

“We know what to expect,” said Lizzy Ciaramitaro, who is also on the DECA leadership board.

The store now carries many new items like Ramen, hot chocolate, fruit rollups and lanyards. Spirit apparel such as long sleeve t-shirts, sweatshirts and sweat pants, will also be available later in the year

Proceeds from the DECA store  pay fees for state and international competitions, in which DECA class will be competing.  The rest of the money will be put back into the store for further development.

Though the store has not yet come up with an official name, the leadership team is striving to get the DECA store nationally certified as a retail establishment.

Though DECA may be known for its fun environment and friendly faces, its also an academic organization. “You learn how to market yourself,” said DECA teacher Ann Grassetti.

The DECA store will be open during both lunches daily, so whether you’re in need of quick snack, or want to show your school spirit, drop by the DECA store and support your fellow classmates.