Clayton High School’s DECA chapter has raised a total of $2,000.00 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). On Thursday, January 12 the chapter officers presented a check to Amber Toy, Family Care Specialist for MDA Eastern Carolina.
The community service effort started last March when the chapter raised $300.00 for MDA by selling shamrocks during their annual MDA campaign. This school year, members and faculty participated in several activities to raise funds which included, participating in the Muscle Walk, a wristband sale, conducting a Miracle Minute, a bowling tournament, and Zaxby’s teacher lunches. Additionally, the chapter got other students at Clayton High School involved by conducting a “Fill the Stocking for MDA” project in which classes collected art supplies for children to use at the MDA camp this summer.
DECA, “An Association for Marketing Students,” has been a long-time supporter and partner of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Together, MDA and DECA have worked to:
Help fund research to find treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy and other debilitating muscle diseases.
Help meet the special needs of young people and adults who suffer from debilitating muscle diseases.
Utilize community service as a dynamic learning opportunity that supports classroom teaching, student achievement - and overall college and career readiness.