BY S. ROHR
The Milton District High School DECA team is fundraising for a trip to California after clinching one of seven coveted spots to compete on the world stage.
DECA is an internationally-recognized extracurricular business program that allows for students to compete in different categories based on interest.
From Feb. 9-11, the Milton District DECA team, led by teacher Paul Riggs, competed at provincials in Toronto, where the students qualified for the ICDC in Anaheim.
The top seven teams from Ontario are invited to participate in the international event, which is slated for the end of April.
The Milton District DECA squad includes Kitsym Currie, Mackenzie Taylor and Aimon Amir, who competed in the Learn and Earn category with their product, African Black Soap. They placed sixth in Ontario, earning the opportunity to move on to the next leg of the competition south of the border.
The road to Anaheim won’t be an easy one, as students look to drum up funds to offset their travel costs. They are fundraising and have launched a GoFundMe campaign, DECA International Fund, and are working on plans for an online auction. They are also selling bars of African Black Soap, which they bought in bulk and repackaged.
The soap is made in Ghana and is known to relieve acne, oily skin and clear blemishes, among other skin issues. The soap is natural, unscented and free of preservatives and chemicals.
It is available for purchase at the high school for $5.