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Madam President: Chunduru getting into position as Texas DECA President

“Take into consideration stargazing on a transparent night time. The brightest and shiniest star you’ll see is the North Star, the one meant to information us to our vacation spot. My identify is Yashitha Chunduru and I wish to be your North Star.”

These phrases echoed via the George R. Brown Conference Heart in Houston on Feb. 17. They have been a part of the two-minute speech that secured the position of Texas DECA president for Coppell Excessive Faculty junior Yashitha Chunduru, making her the primary in Coppell’s historical past.

“They introduced all 5 vice presidents and I circled to [junior executive vice president of marketing Navya Singh] and was pondering ‘I suppose there’s nonetheless competitors awards,” Chunduru stated. “I used to be pondering, ‘Possibly I’ll make it to the Worldwide Profession Improvement Convention’ after which they introduced my identify and I used to be in full shock. It positively didn’t sink within the first second.”

The consideration of receiving this place didn’t come with out laborious work. The applying course of alone consisted of submitting an intent to run, utility, settlement types, interviewing and taking a check.

“She did a lot of this on her personal,” CHS DECA sponsor Richard Chamberlain stated. “I crammed out the required paperwork that she wanted to run for each district president and state president however aside from that, every little thing she did herself. It’s very spectacular to have the ability to try this and to have these kinds of motivations at this age the place it’s not essentially in regards to the grades, however doing it due to her love of DECA.”

Chunduru has been a standout member of DECA as she joined freshman 12 months, and superior to ICDC inside her first 12 months. She has additionally held quite a few positions each inside the membership and district, serving because the CHS9 president, District 11 president and at present because the CHS DECA president. 

“I used to be a district officer this previous 12 months and I appreciated serving District 11,” Chunduru stated. “I knew the state officers from final 12 months, as a result of we might speak every time we have been at conferences, and it simply appeared cool. I believed it might be a lot cooler if I may attempt serving Texas as a substitute of only one district inside Texas.”

To those that know her, Chunduru receiving this place got here as no shock. She is noticed all through her DECA journey as having a robust work ethic and optimistic perspective.

“She has a really entrepreneurial mindset,” senior DECA CEO Anveshi Goyal stated. “She’s somebody who is consistently pondering of inventive new methods to perform a aim, and that’s actually essential in enterprise. These nice concepts showcase her ardour for enterprise as a result of she actually cares in regards to the college students who additionally wish to achieve enterprise expertise.”

Whereas many can be deterred by the challenges with making use of for and turning into Texas DECA President, Chunduru was able to take it on from the get-go.

“What I actually admire about Yashita is that she shouldn’t be afraid in any respect with regards to attempting one thing, and I believe that could be very formidable,” Goyal stated. “Working for state officer is one thing that’s scary and clearly very difficult, and for somebody like me, I really feel like I’d actually must mentally put together myself. She has a number of confidence in herself, and he or she doesn’t get scared or again down simply from what everybody else may see as a giant problem.”

Upon the announcement of Chunduru as president throughout the awards ceremony, Coppell DECA college students broke into boisterous applause. Having spent the previous three years with Chunduru, many have been overjoyed by her success.

“I used to be extra nervous for that announcement than my very own occasion as a result of she labored so laborious for it,” Goyal stated. “I bear in mind I used to be shaking and I wished Yashitha to get it so badly. After they introduced her identify I used to be the primary one screaming, I used to be so comfortable for her.”

Chunduru already has fairly a couple of concepts she hopes to implement in her time as president, together with a DECA Corridor of Fame and internship community.

Yashitha goes to do superb as the brand new state DECA president,” Goyal stated. “I’ve already heard a few of her nice concepts that I do know she needs to implement this following 12 months, however I believe there’s lots of people who’re going to be very enthusiastic about what she brings to the desk and impressed with how a lot she’s going to perform this subsequent 12 months.”

Receiving this place symbolizes the end result of three years of laborious work put in by Chunduru. From the competitions and elevated tasks to receiving this place on a grander scale, Chunduru can say she has carried out all of it in her time in DECA, and he or she continues to be solely a junior.

It means loads to me due to the truth that Texas DECA members selected me, that’s a giant deal,” Chunduru stated. “It’s positively a strategy to tie it up, and it’s fascinating to see from after I was simply the CHS9 president and ICDC qualifier. I positively didn’t suppose I’d rise to Texas DECA president.”

This place not solely will increase Chunduru’s standing, however the Coppell DECA chapter’s standing as effectively.

“It’s going to assist loads by way of inspiring underclassmen,” Goyal stated. “She’s our first from CHS and our first member to change into state president. She’s actually going to function an inspiration and position mannequin for lots of underclassmen to start out pursuing these management alternatives. Yashitha has set this new commonplace and this new type of degree for different Coppell DECA members to try for and I believe that’s actually essential as a result of folks in DECA will begin taking CHS much more significantly now that we’ve introduced such a tremendous chief to their workforce.”

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