Business and Industry
Allie Steinmetz is a junior at Little Falls Community High School. DECA has been a part of her life since freshman year. Attending and competing at ICDC in Anaheim was one of her favorite DECA experiences. Allie has competed in many team projects that have taught her important skills for the future. Allie uses what she㒓泅 learned from DECA to help other members with their projects. Her favorite part of DECA is being able to reach out and meet new people from across the state. Outside of DECA, Allie is involved in basketball, softball, and volleyball. She also enjoys watching numerous shows on Netflix. Her favorite shows are One Tree Hill and The Office. One of her main goals is to reach out to chapter-less schools and strive to increase membership. Being in DECA, Allie realized there is no dream to big. She hopes that by reaching out to new members, they will be able to realize this as well.
Hannah Weng is a junior at Mankato East High School. She has been in DECA since freshman year and serves as the president of her local chapter. Her involvement in DECA has taught her effective communication and leadership skills and given her the opportunity to network with many new people. Hannah's leadership experience includes serving as a tennis captain and a link crew leader as well as being part of the Positive Leadership Committee. Outside of DECA, Hannah is also involved with National Honors Society, Dance Company, Tennis, Student Council, Concert and Chamber Choir, and Piano. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, shopping and going on runs. Hannah is excited to serve as the Vice President of Communications and help make opportunities for all of Minnesota DECA limitless!
Ashley Purcell is a senior from Elk River High School. She is the president of her chapter, a member of NHS, and a member of her school store team. She has attended the State Career Development Conference multiple times and the International Career Development Conference. Outside of DECA, Ashley enjoys showing horses, camping with her grandparents, hiking, climbing, going on adventures with her friends, flying airplanes, and traveling. She also works at H&R Block during the winter months and coaches kids at horse shows in the summer months.
Jill Humphrey is a third-year DECA member and a senior at Elk River High School. She is honored to be representing Minnesota DECA as the Vice President of Public Relations. Some of her DECA career highlights include being Vice President of School-Based Enterprise for her chapter, attending the International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, California and being involved in projects that have lead her to amazing opportunities. Outside of DECA, she enjoys traveling, hiking, volunteering, and assisting at her dance studio, Dance Revue. She looks forward to networking with DECA members statewide and connecting them to their local communities. Next fall, Jill plans on attending the University of Missouri to study at the Trulaske College of Business. She is excited to give back to the organization that has given her so much by bringing together Minnesota DECA for a limitless future!
Sidney Enninga is a senior who serves as Chapter President at Alexandria Area High School. Throughout the three years of her DECA career, Sidney has been fortunate enough to participate as a Rotary Camp Enterprise Manager, work as the Media Intern at the State Career Development Conference, compete as a finalist at the International Career Development Conference, and serve as the Minnesota Vice President of Special Projects. After high school, she plans on attending college to major in finance. Outside of school, work, and DECA, you can find Sidney on stage performing in shows, filming and editing videos, walking her dogs, and spending time with friends on the lake. Her goal is to give everyone the same experiences she was able to participate in, and to give back to the organization that has been so influential to her throughout high school. She looks forward to networking with as many members as possible, and creating a year of limitless opportunities for everyone!
Julia Glaeser is a senior at Irondale High School. She has served as a leader in DECA, Student Council, and National Honor Society. DECA highlights include serving as the president of her chapter, placing first in Chapter Awards Gold, and competing at ICDC in Anaheim. Besides DECA, Julia loves working as a barista, walking her dogs, and spending time with her mom. She is honored to serve as Vice President of Chapter Development. Her goals are to visit many Minnesota DECA Chapters and connect and work with Minnesota-based businesses. Julia looks forward to network with and inspire DECA members across the state. She plans on attending the Wisconsin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she will major in finance and eventually earn her Masters of Business Administration.