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DECA supply drive aids animal shelter

Smith-Cotton DECA participated in a fundraiser for the Sedalia Animal Shelter. 

Junior Briara Jackson said shelter manager Randi Battson spoke to the Marketing Leadership class and motivated the students to help the shelter. 

“We were really inspired by her efforts to positively promote the animal shelter and the different ways she encouraged us to get involved,¨ Jackson said. ¨Several students decided to do a project with the animal shelter, so we invited the elementary and middle schools to get involved with our supply drive.”

Senior Envie Johnson contacted the principals of Sedalia 200´s elementaries; DECA also sent out paper slips asking for donations of paper towels, bleach, dog toys, and cardboard flats.

“By the end, we had thousands of donations,¨ Jackson said. ¨We had so much fun helping out. Karson Weymuth and I decided to use the supply drive as part of our DECA project for next year. The last steps of our project include gathering rewards from local businesses and getting them distributed to the top two classes from every school.¨