DECA Conducts Business Per Usual


Stella Stephanopoulos

Lily Greenberg ‘17 and Noah Paige ‘17 are the founders of Bronx Science’s chapter of Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA), a business club.

Earlier this fall, there was a new addition to the long list of clubs at Bronx Science.

Created by Noah Paige ’17 and Lily Greenberg ’17, Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) is a business club that informs students about different business strategies in marketing, finance, hospitality and tourism, and entrepreneurship. DECA meets in Room 302 every Thursday with club advisor, Mr. Schorr.

“Many of my camp friends participate in this club at their school, so I thought it was a good idea to bring it to Bronx Science,” said Greenberg.

DECA’s goal is to inform its members about how to run a business and how to create innovative strategies to fix problems that arise in the professional world.

“We want to help aspiring Bronx Science entrepreneurs find their passion in the business sector, all in a friendly club environment,” said Paige.

Greenberg remarked that, “DECA helps prepare students interested in these fields of study for future occupations and possible courses in their college education process. Students are able to practice forming arguments, communicating a message to an audience, and crafting inventive and ingenious business proposals.”

Although the structure of each lesson differs on a weekly basis, a typical DECA meeting consists of powerpoint presentations about new business concepts and terminology.

“Sometimes we [Greenberg and Paige] project hypothetical business scenarios on the board and members to share their input on how to fix the problems posed by these scenarios. Students are constantly thinking on their feet,” said Paige.