THE SOUTH GWINNETT CONNECT
sponsored by DECA
Editor in Chief: Troi Benbow
Our next meeting is December 16, 2014.
*DECA Meetings are every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:50am in the Chorus Room.
DECA $40 Membership includes:
- National & State Dues
- Regional Competition
- A DECA t-shirt
- Breakfast at monthly meetings
- Tailgates-an opportunity to get painted before home game
- Community Service Hours
- Fashion Show and more
All seniors who participate in DECA have the opportunity to get a graduation cord.
See a DECA officer for more information.
STAND FOR SOMETHING OR FALL FOR ANYTHING
BY TROI BENBOW
On August 9, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri, Michael Brown was shot to death by Officer Darren Wilson. The story has been in mainstream news ever since. There have been riots and rallies, specials on television, and protests all over the world in support of Michael Brown.
Supporters of Officer Wilson have donated almost one million dollars, including an interview in which he received five hundred thousand to complete. Social media has been a relief for many opinions on the situation as well. The death of 17 year old Michael was tragic, but the ignorance following his death and Officer Wilson’s non – indictment has been the most outrageous series of events my eyes have ever seen. Whatever your opinion on the matter, know the facts. Learn and fully understand what happened not only on that day, but the events leading up to that day.
As young adults, it’s time we start to become more aware of the world outside of Snellville. We must stand for something, because if not we will fall for anything. As the world’s future leaders, it’s time we take interest in current events – politics, money, social problems, to name a few. Also, remember the lasting effect something posted on social media has. We need to get to a point where we are able to form strong arguments and back them up with facts.
DECA's FALL FASHION SHOW CREATED AND DIRECTED BY FATOU CAMARA
WHAT I KNOW FOR SURE!
STUDENTS INTERVIEWED BY SHA'KAYLA JOHNSON
"I liked hanging out with my friends."
"I had fun."
"I was hungry and I was the cutest one there."
"I was dressed up and looked pretty."
"I dressed up, socialized with friends, and danced all night."
"Everything about homecoming was beautiful."
ONE TEAM, ONE FIGHT
by Nashaidra Frame and Elexis Etchison
To be mentally fit, we have motivation speeches, which include a chant from the team screaming, "One team, one fight, one team, one fight, one team, one fight aah!"
Our motivational speeches also keep the team spirit high and let us know that we can do it, regardless if we place or not, we are still, "one team, one fight". Overall, Raiders is a great motivational experience. Raiders will teach you how to push yourself, how to work with different people, and how to be a good team player.
The Sports Exchange
Arielle Harvey will be playing basketball for the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Chad Smith will be playing baseball for the University of Georgia.
Eriq White will be playing baseball for Alabama State University.
Please remember you must complete a FAFSA application in order to apply for financial aid. Your parent/guardian will need to have filed their 2014 taxes in order to complete the process.