Elk River’s Own Wonderwoman

Posted by on April 18, 2012

She brought ideals of love, peace and sexual equality to a torn world, had superhuman strength, the ability of flight, super speed, super stamina and super agility—all while looking pretty good in 1D.  Who wouldn’t idolize the fictional character of Wonderwoman?

I bet she could clean a house, do all of her homework, play with her kids, go shopping, walk the dog, spend time with her husband, get 8 hours of sleep and still have 14 hours left in her day. I’m exhausted just reading that.

Although the superpowers that would allow Wonderwoman to get all of these tasks completed, don’t exist, we have some students on campus with superpowers of their own that could definitely give Wonderwoman a run for her money.

Maggie Scheel

One of those students is Maggie Scheel. Maggie is a criminal justice student who takes on a full credit load every quarter, takes on the struggles of being a single mom to a ten-year-old, and takes on huge roles in both the Justice Club and DECA, plus competes in DECA competitions.  She’s a busy gal.

When Maggie sat down to talk about the content for this blog post—her main point was DECA recruitment. “I want to take the fear out of it for people,” Maggie said.

The fear that Maggie is talking about is doing DECA competitions—the bread and butter of what DECA is all about.  DECA is a student club that prepares students for careers by integrating classroom knowledge into real world experiences through competition conferences.

“You don’t have to win—it’s all about the experience,” Maggie says.

So what are the benefits?  According to Maggie, there are networking opportunities with judges, DECA advisors, other competitors, you meet a ton of people, it builds confidence, teaches effective communication and ANYONE can do it.

From the sounds of it, you don’t even need to have superhuman powers to be a part of DECA.  You just need one night a week for meetings and the ability to take a day to two to compete in conferences.

Give DECA a try – their next meeting is Tuesday @ 5pm in the commons or talk to one of the DECA members heading to Salt Lake City for the International Career Development Conference this Friday!

They are:  Jeremy Pouliot, Maggie Scheel, Ray Reagan, Kelly Flannery and Kamie Jensen

WARNING:  Joining DECA may give you superhuman powers, like Maggie and the rest of these folks!

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