East High Senior Looking to Make Wyoming History

Jeff Schuman reports, jschuman@k2tv.com

An East High senior is looking to become the first National Deca President from Wyoming.

"It's an amazing program and it helps so many students," East High senior Christina Morice-Allen said.

Deca has taught Cheyenne East High senior Christina Morice-Allen every aspect of the word professionalism.

"I understand how to dress professionally and how to speak professionally, and really how to connect with people on these different levels."

It's been a program that has been a major part of her life the last few years with it all culminating to her becoming state president this past year.

"To watch her win first in her category at state this last year was just exciting," said Liliane Allen, Christina's mother. "And I was just so proud. I mean, I'm very proud of her."

But now, Christina has the opportunity to do something no other Wyoming student has ever done...represent 5,000 schools and become the national president of Deca.

"There are approximately 180,000 students in the organization and to have an influence in their lives would mean so much to me because I know that it's had such an influence in my life," Christina said.

She will be going up against six other candidates, but first must raise nearly $180,000 by April 20 to make it all possible. And when this is reached, her mother has high hopes for her at the National Convention in Florida.

"I think she's the best candidate out there," Liliane said. "I think that she will just win them all over and win this. Even coming from the small state."