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Castle runs to presidency: DECA state president applies multi-faceted approach to school

New Tech High @ Coppell senior Sikyra Castle is not only on the Coppell varsity track team, but also in DECA as the state president. Castle hopes to pursue business after she graduates from high school.

Akhila Gunturu, Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

The lights on the stage are bright, almost piercing as she stands at the podium. A few seconds later, New Tech High @ Coppell senior Sikyra Castle gives her Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) state officer acceptance speech.  “Right after I gave my state officer acceptance speech, I started bawling m...

DECA arrives in Corpus Christi for state competition

March 1, 2013

By Caroline Carter Staff Writer After many months of hard work and practicing, 19 Coppell High School students have headed to Corpus Christi, TX to compete in the state level of competition for DECA, an international student marketing organization. The district level of competition occurred in early...

Holiday season spreads spirit of giving back

Holiday season spreads spirit of giving back

December 12, 2012

By Christina Burke Features Editor Winter break is creeping up on the students and faculty of Coppell High School, and with that comes the shift in focus from desired grades to a greater and more materialistic wish list. During a time period where much is handed out, it is important to remember to r...

DECA popcorn satisfies stomachs, fundraising

Graphic by Sophie Nauyokas

November 27, 2012

By Christina Burke Features Editor The aroma of a salty snack has begun roaming the halls of Coppell High School this week as the Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) program has once again begun the sales of their famous gourmet popcorn. This competitive business and marketing targe...

Coppell DECA takes Corpus Christi by storm

(L-R) Junior Matt Trovalli, seniors Alex Cleveland and Snezana Bijelic, and junior Dale Wood play sand volleyball on the beach. Photo courtesy of Hannah Rucker.

March 6, 2012

By John Loop Staff Writer This past weekend, 30 students from the Coppell High School chapter of DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) traveled to Corpus Christi for the state competition. The team also took part in a cookout at the Texas State Aquarium, as well as some fun on the beach. The follow...

Coppell DECA ‘wins big’ at District 7 Competition

February 14, 2012

By John Loop Staff Writer On Saturday February 4th, some of Coppell High School's finest marketing students got the chance to compete at the District 7 DECA competition at Lone Star High School in Frisco. Most of the 30 team members advanced to the State level of competition in Corpus Christi...

CHS clubs begin season of giving before holiday break

December 14, 2011

By Jordan Bickham Staff Writer The week before winter break is meant to be intense, with last minute assignments being given all week. There's little time to enjoy our final week of school before our extended break, but some students are willing to give up even more of their time for their extr...

Coppell DECA club ‘hits the rink’ for field trip

November 16, 2011

By John Loop Staff Writer The Coppell DECA Marketing Club left after C-Lunch today for the American Airlines Center for a day to explore marketing in the sports world. The Dallas Stars organization hosted a seminar which included guest speakers, a scavenger hunt, and tickets to last night's g...

DECA Carnival

April 4, 2011

Paige Wilson Asst. Business Manager On April 23rd, the DECA organization is hosting a carnival. The carnival is called "Super Hero Showdown: The Heros of Health". Different student clubs and organizations at the school will each host a game at the carnival. The proceeds go to the Muscular Dystrophy...

DECA members work hard for competition and community

January 7, 2011

Laura Kattilakoski Staff Writer Video by Kara Allison There are dozens of clubs and    organizations at Coppell High    School. They range from the  Ukulele club to the Spanish  Honor Society. Each club  brings something special to the  table, and with business  majors being among the mo...

Marketing students hone skills by selling popcorn Image and video hosting by TinyPic

January 13, 2010

Story by Rebecca Neumann Video by Roshni Patel and Diana Abou-saleh Selling popcorn is not just about raising money for the students in DECA club. Along with raising money for competitions, it helps them develop important marketing skills. Marketing teacher Brandi LeBlanc said the selling began p...

DECA popcorn sales approaching its end

December 15, 2009

As the winter break quickly approaches, students are being given their last chance this year to purchase the popular flavored popcorn sold by DECA students. This friday, Dec. 18, is officially the last day that popcorn will be sold. The popcorn has become a staple for winter time at Coppell High School....