Coral Glades High School DECA Chapter Holding Community Garage Sale


Jillian Edrich, Murtaza Hussain, Joseph Robinson, Drew Goldfinger at the International Career Development Conference in Orlando in May.

By: Jen Russon

After placing first in a state career development conference, members of Coral Glades High School’s DECA club will once again compete in state and international conferences, held in Orlando and Nashville in the spring of 2020.

The Coral Glades High School DECA chapter has prepared countless students for careers in marketing, finance, business, and hospitality. Since 2006, the chapter’s membership has swelled from just a few students to 200 dedicated members and continues to grow.   

To keep up that momentum, help their school and community, and raise funds for their out of state trip, DECA students organized a large, on-campus garage sale.

“The garage sale will be run by our chapter’s co-presidents, Bryce Rader and Jacob Evans, who are not only communicating with other clubs throughout campus but are working diligently to coordinate with residents throughout Coral Springs to make this event a success,” said DECA advisor, Drew Goldfinger.

Goldfinger, who is a finance teacher at Coral Glades High School, is also the District 9 advisor for the Distributive Education Clubs of America, or DECA.

He said other members, who serve on their project committee, will be assisting running the event and will be receiving service hours for their efforts. 

Goldfinger has appealed to people in Coral Springs and nearby communities for donations to the garage sale, DECA’s first fundraising event of the school year.

He added anyone is welcome to pay a $50 booth rental fee and keep profits made at the event, and to contact them if they need him to arrange a pick-up of garage sale items.

Proceeds benefit Coral Glades High School’s chapter, which is one of 94 in the Florida Association of DECA. The international conference planned in Nashville is expected to draw more than 18,000 high school students, advisors, business people, and alumni.

To show support, Coral Glades students are asking the community to come out to the campus parking lot on Sunday, October 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The school is located at 2700 Sportsplex Drive in Coral Springs. For more information, contact jacobevans1002@icloud.com.    

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Jen Russon

Jen Russon
Jen Russon is a freelance writer and English Language Arts teacher. She has published two novels to Amazon Kindle and lives in Coral Springs with her family.