In a press release, Missouri DECA awarded PHS's own Mrs. Nancy Pfeiffer the Diamond Award.
Nancy Pfeiffer, teacher and DECA sponsor at Pacific High School, has been recognized by Missouri DECA as a Diamond Award Recipient. Pfeiffer received her award during the Missouri DECA State Career Development Conference, which was held March 19, 2021.
Pfeiffer was honored and nominated by her peers for the outstanding contributions she has made to Missouri DECA and District 8. Pfeiffer was recognized for serving as an inspirational educator, mentor, and role model to other marketing educators and students. This award recognizes the high standards of not only the recipients, but of their colleagues and students.
DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. Missouri DECA's services are an integral part of instruction that motivates students to increase their leadership and creative abilities, reinforce competencies developed in the curriculum and encourage a healthy competitive spirit. One of the most visible components of the student organization is the competitive events program. Students may participate in individual series events, marketing research projects, chapter team projects, leadership academies, and entrepreneurship projects. It is a comprehensive learning program that integrates classroom instruction, applies learning, connects to business, and promotes competition. DECA prepares the next generation to be academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, and experienced leaders.