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GHS DECA students raise money for the One Fund

Ann Grassetti  submits-

Lemonade blvd Marisa, Lauren, sara

The 8th annual Lemonade Challenge for charity was a great success despite overcast skies and rain showers last Friday before Memorial Day weekend.  Students from Ann Grassettis’ DECA, Economics, and Lucky Lobster Marketing class hit the streets of Gloucester to sell Lemonade for charity.  Students use their marketing skills and competitive drive to sell the most Lemonade with the reward being the most money going to a charity of their choice.  The 3 team success consisted of:
Marketing DECA 1st place under the leadership of sophomore Lauren Horne raised $1,484.00 for the Boston One Fund.  Lauren said of the team success, “The key was the location we selected at the boulevard and Market basket and picking the One Fund as a donation.” It seemed that people really were looking for a way to help the Boston Marathon runners”. 
Lucky Lobster Marketing 2nd place under the leadership of Zach Smith and Lenny Taormina with $543 for Autism Speaks.  Zach Smith who competed last year and selected the same charity worked hard for his charity as he said, “It hits close to home for him and his family” “I looked forward to this day the whole year”
Economics 3rd place under the leadership of Peter Mondello with $51 for the Make a Wish foundation
The students earned a record total of $2,144.00 in approximately 4 hours at their locations receiving donations from many citizens of Gloucester including Cape Ann Savings, Schlichte and Johnstone, Palazzola Insurance Agency, Carroll K. Steele Insurance Agency, Inc., Sugar Magnolia and as usual Bank Gloucester allowed them to meet in their boardroom to discuss the event.  Grassetti said, “It is always a great day for students to show me what they learned in Marketing and at the same time help others in need.”

Lemonade Sara and RosalieMarket basket crew

Lemonade Marisa, Julia and Sara


GMG GHS Correspondent Marlee Melvin Submits-

DECA students from GHS are selling their scarfs for a great deal of only eight dollars to support their DECA competition this coming January. These DECA students are selling them to other students at lunch last Friday. 


Featuring GHS DECA Students-

Featuring Teacher Ann Grassetti , Joshua Lane, Angela Marino Nick Lucido and  Alex Lucido
Julie DeFrancesco is the student teacher performing the taste test.  Get to Stop and Shop Today (Sunday) to purchase yours and receive the free coupon book inside filled with over a thousand dollars in savings to local businesses!

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GHS DECA Plans To Sell Gloucester Soda–We Do A Taste Test With Former GHS DECA Student David Brooks

DECA advisor and business teacher at GHS Ann Grassetti contacted me yesterday to help get the word out about Gloucester Soda.  So I met with the future business leaders of Gloucester at Art Haven, we had a conversation and taste test.

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Rockport High School Deca in Salt Lake City at National Deca Competition. Forwarded by Scott Larsen

Here is Rockport High School Deca in Salt Lake City at National Deca competition. We are promoting GMG!!
Scott Larsen
RHS Deca Advisor.



Seth Perkins–Gloucester native and Massachusetts Deca state officer.


Deca chaperones
Ann Marie Luster– Gloucester native
Scott Larsen


DECA Volunteers Needed

Volunteers needed for upcoming DECA competition!
December 16th (9a-2p) at the Crowne Plaza in Danvers

Be a judge or help with the event itself  — check students in, help the teacher keep things running smoothly, etc.

Judges evaluate students’ business knowledge. You evaluate students on their presentation of solutions to real-world business situations. This terrific one-time volunteer opportunity will allow you to experience some of the brightest teen minds and their understanding of business.  Judges are partnered with other judges to evaluate each role play.

What is DECA?

DECA is an association for marketing students, which is student-centered and whose program of leadership and personal development is designed specifically for students enrolled in marketing education classes. DECA is the only student organization operating in 50 states, the 4 U.S. Territories, Canada, Germany, and South Korea, which attracts individuals to productive careers in marketing, management and entrepreneurship.

Contact Ann Grassetti at Gloucester High School for more info:  agrassetti@gloucester.k12.ma.us