Above left to right from Niles North High School are: Kamran Khan, Romesa Amiwala and Lisa Edelson.
 
Rotary member Lisa Edelson hosted two students from Niles North High School, Romesa Amiwala and Kamran Khan (the third student, Sai Bathina, was unable to join us for lunch), who spoke to members briefly about a group project they are working on to present at a DECA competition during the upcoming school year. 
 
Their competition project will be geared toward promoting and educating their high school peers about the knowledge and skills required for careers in marketing, business management and administration, finance, entrepreneurship and hospitality and tourism. They are hoping to address additional topics such as resume writing, interviewing tips, dressing for work, and similar. They will be reaching out to the local business community leaders to provide guidance and perhaps hands-on participation. 
 
DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. DECA Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit student organization with more than 215,000 members in all 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Canada, China, Germany, Guam, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Spain. The High School Division includes 200,000 members in 3,500 schools. The Collegiate Division includes over 15,000 members in 275 colleges and universities.