DECA Marketplace raises money for Make-A-Wish

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The DECA Marketplace was held Wednesday, Jan. 27, during 4G and after school in the Activities Hallway from 1:00- 3:15 p.m..

Stated on flyers around Smoky Hill, all proceeds support Andalyn and the Make-A-Wish foundation. “The DECA marketplace serves three purposes. The first is it’s an assignment for our marketing one students where they really get to learn how to start their own business,” head of DECA club, BJ Kingsbaker said. “The second part, it’s obviously a great fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish foundation.”

The third and final part of the DECA Marketplace is to find recruits for the next DECA class. “We did a lot of promotion for the freshman and sophomores who have not been a part of DECA because we want to get those guys to see what DECA is all about and hopefully recruit them into the program,” Kingsbaker said.

Left to right, Marina Castillo, Zia Kresha, Madison Mayle and Will Scott

Sophomore Zia Kresha said they sold Boba tea. “Some of the products they came up with were awesome,” Kingsbaker said.

According to an article by Andrew Weil, M.D. boba tea is a sweet drink that combines milk, flavored tea and tapioca pearls that are sucked up through an extra large straw and chewed. “We decided to sell boba because we thought it would be unique and no one else would have it and it’s also a really popular drink,” Madison Mayle said.

Kresha said they sold out. “We did really well, except I wish we could have had more because we ran out in the first probably 30 to 45 minutes,” Mayle said.

“I really want to give a shoutout to one girl – her name is Madison Mayle who in going out and getting donations, got us a $3,000 donation this year which helped get our numbers to an all-time high,” Kingsbaker said.

Mayle said she asked her grandfather if she could send an email to the owner of the company Fire Alarm Services who her grandfather works for.

Mayle said her grandfather really wanted to send Andalyn to Disney world. “He wanted to donate enough money to make sure she could go to Disney world and have a fun time,” Mayle said.

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