More than 60 years ago, DECA organized around an ambitious goal: to improve education and career opportunities for students interested in marketing, management and entrepreneurship. What began with a few hundred students in 17 states has grown to more than 185,000 students in all 50 states, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, Germany and Mexico.
DECA’s objective is to support the development of marketing and management skills in career areas such as hospitality, finance, sales and service, business administration and entrepreneurship. Programs and activities are tailored to the specific career interest of students and include technical skills, basic scholastic and communication skills, human relations and employability skills, and a strong emphasis on economics and free enterprise.
The mission of DECA, Inc. is to enhance the co-curricular education of students with interest in marketing, management and entrepreneurship. DECA provides recognition and leadership activities directly related to attainment of specific occupational and leadership skills. DECA’s mission establishes clear criteria for its programs and activities.
DECA helps students develop skills and competence for marketing careers, build self-esteem, experience leadership and practice community service. DECA is committed to the advocacy of marketing education and the growth of business/education partnerships.
For more information, email us at KamiakinDECA@gmail.com.
I believe in the future, which I am planning for myself in the field of marketing and management, and in the opportunities which my vocation offers.
I believe in fulfilling the highest measure of service to my vocation, my fellow beings, my country and my God - that by so doing, I will be rewarded with personal satisfaction and material wealth.
I believe in the democratic philosophies of private enterprise and competition, and in the freedoms of this nation – that these philosophies allow for the fullest development of my individual abilities.
I believe that by doing my best to live according to these high principles, I will be of greater service both to myself and to mankind.
Do you enjoy being in front of people and making them laugh or cry? Do you enjoy having lots of crazy friends who have the same interests as you? Do you like listening to music that nobody else thinks is cool? Do you hate make-up? Well, if you said yes to any of those questions, or if you said no to all of them, then Drama is the place for you.
Whether you are a student in the class, a member of the club or someone who wants to try something new and exciting, then you will find your place in Drama. You can be an actor, a techie or an audience member.
We all love theater and give most of our high school lives to it. But you don't have to be as involved as some of the members. It's OK, we wont hurt you. We don't bite, well most of us.
The Drama Department puts on three shows a year. They take effort and are rewarding for both the audience and actors.
The objectives of Kamiakin Drama Club are to inform, to entertain and to have fun! Kamiakin Drama Club is open to all students who share an interest in or love for theatre. Come join in the fun every Friday at lunch in Room 223!
Key Club is an international student-led organization that provides its members with opportunities to serve, build character and develop leadership.
To learn more about Key Club, please follow the link below to our website (NOTICE: This link is to an external web or social media site and is not sponsored or endorsed by the Kennewick School District.)
For questions about Key Club, please contact email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Speech and Debate is an academic activity available to Kamiakin High School students. Similar to athletic sports, speech and debate activities are challenging, competitive in nature, and require regular practice, coaching, dedication, and hard work.
Speech involves a presentation by one, two, or sometimes a group of students that is judged against a similar type of presentation by others in a round of competition. Speech events range from limited preparation events that require extensive knowledge of current events to dramatic and humorous interpretation, which challenge students to find powerful moments in literature and recreate them for an audience. A brief overview of the speech types can be found below.
Debate involves an individual or a team of debaters working to effectively convince a judge that his or her side of a resolution is, as a general principle, more valid. Students in debate come to thoroughly understand both sides of the resolution, having researched each extensively, and learn to think critically about every argument that could be made on each side. A brief overview of the debate types can be found below.
One-on-one debate on issues ethics and morality.
Two-on-one debate on matters of current events.
Mock Congress sessions where students debate a series of proposed bills.
Students speak for up to 10 minutes on an informational topic. Visual aids are encouraged.
Students deliver a speech of up to 10 minutes that will work to persuade their audience about a particular issue.
SHORT PREP SPEECHES
Students will have six minutes to prepare and deliver a speech on one of three provided topics.
Students will have 30 minutes to prepare a seven-minute speech on a provided topic focusing on current events.
Students individually present a dramatic scene of up to 10 minutes.
Students individually present a humorous scene of up to 10 minutes.
Together with a partner, students present a scene of up to 10 minutes.
Program of Oral Interpretation (POI)
Students use cuttings from poetry, plays, non-fiction, novels, and other media to create a 10-minute program that explores a particular topic.
Note: Not included at the state competition.
Students present a two-minute speech that informs and persuades on a current event topic.
Students have six minutes to prepare and deliver a wacky story using three provided words.
For more information about the Speech and Debate:
Jessica Robledo, Advisor
Please see the attached documents below outlining Senior Yearbook Policy, Senior picture due dates, PDA information, and cost and payment information.
The 2023-2024 yearbook can be purchased for $60 until December. After December, the price will increase to $65. Buy now!
Senior pictures are due by Nov. 3, 2023 at Kamiakin.Yearbook@ksd.org
*Pictures need to be vertical, 300 resolution, and school appropriate.
*You may include a quote or accomplishments if you want it to appear under your name in the yearbook.
Senior ads (PDAs) are due by Jan. 19, 2024 at Kamiakin.Yearbook@ksd.org