S: Arrowhead DECA 2009-2010 Yearbook
FC: 2009 - 2010 | ARROWHEAD DECA
1: ARROWHEAD DECA | LIVE LEARN LEAD | Looking back at 2009 - 2010...
2: Super hero Homecoming
4: Kalahari Leadership Lab
6: DECA Nights
8: DECA DISTRICTS
10: STATE 2010
11: Officer Team | Class of 2010 | Class of 2011
12: Arrowhead's First State Officer Heather Mrotek WI DECA Vice President of Business Partnerships
16: Nick Korom & Heather Mrotek 1st Place – Entrepreneurship Written Project Heather - 2 Medals – Apparel and Accessories Nick - 7th Place – Retail Merchandising | Lexie Strullmyer 1st Place Advertising Campaign Project 4th Place Business Services | Brian Henzelmann 2nd Place Entrepreneurship Participating Project 2nd Place Accounting
17: Sarah Hoopes 4th Place – Fashion Promotion Project | Allie Jorgensen & Allison Benna 2nd Place – Fashion Promotion Plan Allie - 6th Place – Apparel and Accessories Allison - 5th Place – Quick Serve Marketing | Chelsea Mueller 4th Place – Entrepreneurship Participating Project 4th Place Hotel & Lodging
18: Deanna Fried & Alexis Gull 3rd Place Entrepreneurship Written Project Alexis - 1 Medal Retail Merchandising | Carly Gerlach Finalist Advertising Campaign Project Finalist Hotel & Lodging | Jordan Pazak Finalist – Technical Sales Project 2 Medals Sports & Entertainment Marketing
19: Kelly Flannagan Finalist – Technical Sales Project 2 Medals Travel & Tourism | Brandon Altenburg 4th Place – Technical Sales Project 1st Place Food Marketing | Rachel Keith Finalist – Technical Sales Project 2 Medals Travel & Tourism
20: Nick Wolfgram 5th Place Technical Sales Project Finalist Sports & Entertainment Marketing | Abby Taubner Finalist – Technical Sales Project | Nathan Meissner Finalist – Technical Sales Project 1 Medal Retail Merchandising
22: Nationals Louisville, KY
23: Opening Ceremonies Freedom Hall
24: Opening Ceremonies Freedom Hall | Debut 2010 - Fashion Show
25: Wisconsin Delegation Meeting
27: Churchill Downs
31: DECA FUN!
33: Lady Antebellum Concert
34: Allie Jorgensen & Allison Benna made the finals for their Fashion Promotion Plan for Lucky Brand Jeans. | Abby Taubner made the finals for her Technical Sales Presentation on a GPS.
35: Chapter Dinner at The Old Spaghetti Factory in Downtown Louisville
36: 2010 ARROWHEAD
37: INTERNATIONAL TEAM
40: Grand Awards
41: Allie Jorgensen & Allison Benna made the Top 10 for their Fashion Promotion Plan
42: Allison Benna So Mr. Melzer, I remember you specifically telling me that when you first met me in your Marketing class you thought I was a quiet and shy person but a hard working student. I’m 90% percent positive that as the 2010 school year comes to a close, you only wish those things were still true about me (but in my defense, “Senioritis” happens to the best of us, and one should not be discriminated for it! And I was never quiet, others in the class – Rachel Murphy – were just louder.). However, a person typically does not change your life within the first days you meet them. And if the impact was strong enough, a rocky end does not alter the lessons and memories you have received from them. To start off, I took Marketing because I was considering it as a possible career option. After all, both my parents have some type of business degrees. When DECA Districts rolled around in January, I participated 1) because my mom thought “it would be a great experience” (typical mom thing) and 2) I was borderline between an A and B. At least, that is what I told my friends. I had a number 3. I remember you, Melzer, always getting so excited about this whole DECA thing and how it can open so many doors for your future. Your excitement and the amount of time you put towards preparation for competition made me want to get up at 6 in the morning! HA – well, it made me want to give it my best shot and get the best experience I could from it. As a junior, for not touching a test, and for buying my business attire and selling prop (I was in the Apparel and Accessories Role Play) the night before, I thought 4th place was pretty good! Junior year flew with State and the INTERNATIONALS! Who would have thought?! Junior year will always stand out for me with DECA because it was the first time I felt like I knew what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. I was and still am completely fascinated with how the business world runs. I believe I owe that to you for allowing me to have the experiences to realize that.
43: Senior year of course was exciting being named DECA President and all! I think the best experience was being able to help coordinate the DECA Nights event with LeRoy Butler. I know we both have our personal opinions about him which I will not state, but it was for an awesome cause! I know it meant a lot for me because I have had many family members suffer from breast cancer, so it meant a lot of you to take that in to consideration when deciding which organization to benefit. I thank you for that. However, being in charge for a whole night was awesomeee! Pretty sure some people weren't my biggest fan after, but I got the job done. Also, qualifying AGAIN for Internationals! I was ecstatic! I was feeling a lot of pressure being the President, and so the fact I didn't choke is still amazing for me! But I feel that didn't happen because you were always there as a support system. Whenever competition was brought up, you would always brag about how Allie Jorgensen and I were going to win the whole thing! Hey, top 10 was pretty d*** close and it was good knowing that there was someone that strongly believed in us. I really, REALLY want to thank you for that. I still look back and cannot believe that by choosing one class I got myself into an organization I spent the majority of my time working on – and if I wasn't working on it, I was talking about it. I believe DECA was definitely a once in a lifetime opportunity and I do not think I can thank you enough for basically handing it to me. On top of that, for all your students and especially the active DECA members, you were always so supportive of what we were doing in and out of the classroom/DECA. It takes someone with a lot of patience to put up with things I know you go through – and put yourself through. I mean come on, how many degrees does one teacher need?! I know you are not going anywhere anytime soon unless you choose to. You have shaped Arrowhead DECA into something great. You have taken students and made them into adults ready to hopefully take on the next step in their lives. Not many people can do that, and on the scale at which you have. I know you do not receive the proper thanks you deserve most of the time, and I am not sure even this book is enough to say “thank you” for all you have done for me alone! But it needs to be said and I cannot think of a better time to say it. THANK YOU! Your President for 2010, Allison Benna P.S. GO BADGERS! WOOT WOOT!
44: Abby Taubner "Mr. Melzer, I want to say thank you for everything you did for me this year. DECA was one of the best experiences I had in high school, thank you for introducing me to it. I had so much fun along the way and will never forget our amazing game of "Thumper." I learned so much, especially that I'm able to accomplish more than I usually expect of myself, and I owe that to you. Thanks so much for all you do for Arrowhead, DECA, and your students. Keep using your passion to inspire us and introduce us to the business world." | Allie Jorgensen "Melzguy - What a year it's been! Thank you for putting up with my procrastination and chaotic work ethic this year. I know you've had your doubts if we'd finish... ever, but I'm glad Allison and I were able to prove you wrong. I've been working on my silverware balancing skills, so be prepare to be impressed in Orlando. Thanks for an awesome year and I;m looking forward to making next year even better!
45: ALexis Gull Melzer -Walking into sports & entertainment marketing at the beginning of the year I had no idea what to expect being that it was the first business class I had taken at Arrowhead. As soon as you began to explain to us exactly what we would be doing throughout the semester I knew this was exactly what I wanted to do. That one day will be changing the course of my life as I am now going for my Marketing major, all thanks to you. As I got more involved with DECA I got to know the fun loving, sarcastic, hard working, and overall amazing teacher you are. Although neither Deanna or I placed at districs you believed in both of us enough to have us compete at state and then in Kentucky. I want to thank you for pushing me in your class to work harder and do my best work. I would also like to thank you for the opportunity and the amazing learning experience you allowed me to recieve through competing in DECA. Even though you can be a pain in the butt when you insist on repeating everything I say or giving me hard time about my three classes I still look forward to your class every day. Thank you for all the work you put in for state and nationals. Without you none of this would have been possible! I can honestly say Melzer that in all of high school you are my favorite teacher I have ever had so thanks again."
46: Brian Henzelmann "Mr. Melzer, you are the best. You bring out the best in all of us. You know how to make a fun time and I'll miss you! It's been a fun year!" | Chelsea Mueller "Melzer, Thank you so much for getting me involved with DECA this year. What started as me taking a business course to graduate turned into way more involvement than I originally intended, which I love! For all of my griping, I really liked developing my business and presenting it. From your classes and DECA, I have definitely learned I am more interested in economics and business in college rather than the politics I was leaning toward earlier. Thanks!"
47: Heather Mrotek "Mr. Melzer, Sometimes I think to myself that I know you a little... a little too well. This is my second year knowing you and I learned the most I ever have about myself, business, and DECA. Don't tell anyone, but you made me into a "DECA Dork." On a serious note, you truly pushed me to be the best student I can be. I moved mountains WITH YOUR HELP. I was the first sophomore too compete and place in State and Internationals. Also, I was the first Junior Office and State Officer for Wisconsin DECA. I laughed at the original thought, but I am so glad you had me do it. THANK YOU! I can't wait for next year..."
48: Lexie Strullmyer "Mr. Melzer: I have had a great time the last 2 years being in DECA. It's been a lot of fun working, competing, traveling, and getting to know you and the other DECA members. You have been so helpful in competition and in school. Thank you for everything that you have taught me. Thank you for all the great opportunities you and DECA have given me. I really appreciate it. We love you Melz Guy :)" | Nick Wolfgram "Thank you for giving me the opportunity to go to nationals. I really enjoyed the DECA experience. I learned a lot this year and developed a passion for business. I am really thankful for all the time and work you put into teaching your classes and making sure DECA and the school store are successful. You definitely deserve a lot of credit for the success of DECA Nights with Leroy Butler. Again, I just want to thank you for giving me the opportunity to grow as a leader and I thank you for all of your guidance. DECA couldn't function without you! I am already looking forward to next year in Orlando. I'm sure you'll do your part to make sure DECA has another great year! Melzer, you're the man!"
49: Nathan Meissner "THANK YOU FOR AN AMAZING LIFE EXPERIENCE! I feel like I am finally prepared for college and the road ahead of me. Although I probably won't go into business, the skills you showed me will help in the future. I have already noticed significant differences in my work since ICDC. Not only did you show us how to work together, but you also showed us a teacher can be a friend. Thank you for being an instructor who cares." | Deanna Fried "Melzer: Thank you so much for everything you've done for us. I've had an amazing time being in DECA these last two years. It really has taught me to be more outgoing and I gained a ton of new friends. Going to Kentucky was an awesome opportunity that wouldn't have been possible without you. I've learned a lot about marketing and find myself using it every day. Needless to say I'm proud to call myself a DECA dork! Thanks for putting up with everything and I;ll definitely miss all of your teasing! We love you Melzer!"
50: Sarah Hoopes "Mr. Melzer - Thank you so much for the opportunity to be in DECA. I learned a lot this year and had a great time in Louisville!" | Brandon Altenburg "Thank you so much for everything Mr. Melzer, you make Arrowhead DECA everything it is - the best chapter in the state. Thank you for allowing us to experience real-life business situations and have a ton of fun at the same time. You make it happen, and I know you don't get enough credit, so just know that you make a major impact in all of our lives."
51: Ms. Doehling Melzer - I have truly enjoyed working with you this semester. Thank you for providing me with the opportunity to be involved in your classroom, the school store, and DECA as I prepare for my career as a teacher. I have loved working with your students, getting to know their unique personalities and watching them succeed. I have been lucky enough to work with an amazing group of talented and bright students here at Arrowhead, both in the classroom and in DECA.. I have never been more excited for what the future holds for my career as I am when I hear their enthusiasm. You have truly been blessed with an amazing group of students, a great officer team, and wonderful school environment. Good luck next year! | Nick Korom "This was my first year in DECA and it was a great experience. I had a lot of fun and learned many important life skills. Also, I would like to thank you for everything you have done for us this year. You helped make my DECA experience fun and memorable."