What can FBLA & DECA do for me?

  • Résumé builder (especially if going into business)
  • Chance to make friends from across the world
  • Development of leadership skills
  • Chance to win scholarships
  • Fulfill service hours and gain volunteer experience
  • Learn about business outside of the classroom
  • Win glory and awards for yourself
  • Have experiences that can change your life!

2016-2017 Officers

Need more information?  You can always contact one of the FBLA & DECA officers or advisors to get additional information about FBLA & DECA.  The FBLA & DECA officers for the 2016-2017 School Year are:

Co-President: Melanie Rigden
Co-President: Lauren Oman
Co-Vice-President: Lexi Brown
Co-Vice-President: Marley Kreger 
Secretary: Darien Horst
Treasurer: Sophia Stingl

FBLA Advisor: Sara Sturm,
DECA Advisor: Michelle Kutz,



Upcoming Events

Next Meeting: September 14 @ 2:50pm OR September 15 @ 7am

Next Competition Date: DECA Districts, January 7

Miss the latest meeting?  See Kutz or Sturm in room 147 or 141

What is FBLA?

FBLA-PBL is a dynamic organization of young people preparing for success as leaders in business, government, and communities. Our mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership development programs.

Each February, FBLA students attend the Regional Leadership Conference.  At this conference students have the opportunity to compete in events testing their business knowledge and skills.  Top performers at RLC qualify to compete at the State Leadership Conference in spring.  Many of these competitions require considerable research and practice; others are staged at the conferences. Top SLC event winners are then eligible to compete for national awards at the National Leadership Conference the following summer.

The National Leadership Conference recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas for FBLA, PBL, and Middle Level members. It prepares students for successful careers in business through support for curriculum development and innovative assessment tools. In addition to offering a wide array of competitive opportunities for students, the National Office also offers leadership conferences, workshops and networking opportunities to all its members.

What is DECA?

DECA is a nationwide association of marketing students that has been around since 1946. It is a CTSO (Career Technical Student Organization), or, in other words, it is a club that is closely related to a vocational academic area. For example, FFA is another CTSO. DECA has five divisions, but its high school division is divided into three levels: local, state, and national. At the local level, individual clubs at each high school, called chapters, can do projects and activities as the chapter officers and advisor see fit. The chapters in a state comprise the state or provincial associations that can take on larger initiatives. Hartford DECA is part of the Wisconsin DECA association. When all 56 state and provincial associations join together, they form national DECA: DECA Incorporated. The high school division offers chances to enhance the marketing experience in the classroom with real-world applications at Career Development Conferences. There are also chances to develop leadership skills, improve social abilities, and to complete service. This is an organization for those interested in developing marketing skills, a career in business, becoming a better leader, making some new friends, or just having fun. 

  • Hartford Union High School District
  • 805 Cedar Street, Hartford, WI 53027
  • Phone: 262-670-3200 • Fax: 262-673-8943