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DECA Class - The Cage

Broken Arrow High School DECA students are actually running a school store called, "The Cage."
DECA Class - The Cage

The Cage

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Show 0808: DECA Class - The Cage

Air date: February 24, 2008



Jessica:  I went to Broken Arrow high school and shopped in a student run store called, The Cage, where students are doing everything from sweeping the floor to deciding on the merchandise to sell.

Jessica:  Broken Arrow high school seniors are doing a little more than going to class, Kayla Pentas, a decorating manager…

Kayla Pentas:  I kind of choose where the designs go and where the merchandise is placed.

Jessica:  Morgann Gilbert, an assistant manager.

Morgann Gilbert:  I get to meet people every day that I don’t know, but I also have to learn how to deal with different people’s complaints, or what they want.

Jessica:  Running a store inside their school called, The Cage.  A job they have thanks to DECA.  Kyle Trice is a sales associate for The Cage.

Kyle Trice:  It’s a real fun environment.  It’s real open, and lots of stuff to look at.  There’s lots of different merchandise that encompasses everything from sports and shirts and hats to everything else, and it’s a real fun environment, and a good place to shop.

Jessica:  An opportunity these students had to apply for.

Pentas:  Meeting with teachers and filling out applications gave me experience for interviewing for like college and jobs.

Trice:  Teaching me how to talk to people and what I need to say.

Jessica:  And how to be successful, once on the job.

Gilbert:  Having people skills and having to deal with people that maybe you don’t agree with, but then agreeing to disagree.

Jessica:  Lessons Susan Krebsbach is witnessing every day, as their DECA instructor.

Susan Krebsbach:  We teach them four basic components, vocational understanding; civic consciousness, to make sure that they are aware that they need to give back to their community; social intelligence, so that they can get along with others in their community; and leadership development, they learn how to make the decisions, and learn from their successes and learn from their failures.

Rob:  Well quite a nice story as always which makes me all the sadder to say what I’m about to say, this is going to be your last day with us.

Jessica:  It actually is.  I’ve just accepted a position with the Tulsa Metro Chamber of Commerce as their next manager of government affairs and marketing.

Rob:  Now you’ve been with us for almost three years, now you’re a big city girl, reflect back on your time here with us.

Jessica:  Well, I must admit, the first time I ever mounted a horse was reporting a story in Claremore.  I have so many memories here that I’ll never forget; and I must say, I am an Oklahoman now.

Rob:  And something I truly appreciate in every story that you told, you really were able to bring out the human angle.

Jessica:  Well, I certainly appreciate everything I’ve learned here, and thanks for the opportunity.

Rob:  And we certainly are going to miss you.