Hello, Portland High School DECA is a club that I am involved in. I am the co-VP of Career Development. I am in a Team Decision Making event with Gretchen McGuire, and we advanced from District competition, to State competition, placing 3rd in our roleplay, and 4th overall in our TDM event of Buying and Merchandising, qualifying us for the International competition. We are the first team to qualify for ICDC in the history of Portland High School DECA. I have been involved in DECA in all of my years of high school so far, seeing as I am only a sophomore. DECA has shaped my personality, outlook, and skills. It is an amazing club overall, but I owe my experiences to the PHS DECA Advisor, Ms. MaryBeth Allen. She is absolutely amazing and has taught me everything I know, allowing me to place at Nationals. I would greatly appreciate if you could whole heartedly donate to our cause, because due to the overwhelming cost of the trip, I likely will not be able to attend and represent my high school at the International DECA conference unless money is raised. No amount of money is too small and I very much appreciate you taking the time to read this, and wish you a very good day. Thank you, Jacey Burch Carter.