After finalizing competitive events, DECA to start preparing for districts, further market Carmel Café

Senior Katie Sankey and Junior Nimish Bhat discuss plans for the Carmel Café. Sankey said DECA is currently working on a brand deal with Adidas and will sell its merchandise at community events.

Natalie Khamis

October 1, 2019

Concluding the call-out meetings that took place earlier this month, DECA members and business teachers will begin preparations for this year’s competition season. The first competition of the school year will take place on Jan. 11 at CHS. “Pretty soon, we will be working on projects and preparing for...

DECA members to attend role play training sessions during SRT

Senior Sri Majji prepares a drink for a customer in the Carmel Café during SRT. Majji said,

Natalie Khamis

October 11, 2018

DECA members who have signed up to compete in a role play at the district competition scheduled for Jan. 12 will attend training sessions during SRT throughout the month of November. Aubrie Bradbury, chief operating officer and senior, said DECA wants to renew a focus on increasing the number of role...

DECA to host LEAD conference on Sept. 29

Sophomore Carolyn Rake helps a customer check out in the Carmel Café during SRT. She said,

Natalie Khamis

September 24, 2018

DECA will host its annual Leadership Experience and Development (LEAD) conference on Sept. 29 from 9 a.m to noon in the auditorium. “We’ve got speakers from around the community, experts in their fields, who are going to be coming in and talking about things like branding and marketing strategies...

CHS considers the recent rise in counterfeit money circulating throughout Carmel businesses, ways to prevent the influx

Bryce Hull, DECA chief financial officer and senior, checks bills with a marker to ensure authenticity. Hull said this is part of DECA’s new protocol with larger bills.

Natalie Khamis

September 21, 2018

While on her way to work at Amanda’s Exchange, a local consignment shop on Carmel Drive, junior Katie Sankey received an unusual message from her manager. According to Sankey, the message warned all employees about a possible influx of counterfeit money circulating through businesses in Carmel. “I ...

Repair, Then Renovate: CHS should consider adding to the maintenance budget rather than taking on costly renovations.

Repair, Then Renovate: CHS should consider adding to the maintenance budget rather than taking on costly renovations.

HiLite Staff, Staff

August 15, 2017

Step inside one of the many bathrooms of CHS, and it’s not unlikely that one will find stalls with broken locks, malfunctioning toilets with various marks and scratches and small puddles covering the bathroom floor. The faulty restroom dilemma has plagued CHS for years, and while other ameniti...

Café Construction: DECA to renovate current café and work with architects on new design

During SRT, sophomore Thomas Dziwlik makes coffee for café customers. Drew Seketa, DECA president and senior, said the new café will allow students to enjoy their drinks sitting down in the café.

Adhi Ramkumar, Reporter

March 17, 2017

Café Construction DECA to renovate current café, work with architects on new design The current Carmel café will be undergoing renovation and construction beginning in May and lasting until August when school will start. Students and faculty are currently discussing designs with the architects who will be involved with this project. Andrew "Drew" Seketa,...

A Cafe Companionship

Brendan Shemer, DECA member and senior, hands a pumpkin spice latte to junior Omid Hessaraki. A portion of the proceeds from pumpkin spice latte purchases will go to CHS UNICEF.

Sabrina Mi, Story

October 13, 2016

Starting last month and continuing through the end of this month, DECA will be partnering with CHS UNICEF through the Carmel Cafe. According to Jackson Holforty, District 5 Indiana DECA president and senior, DECA will help raise funds in various ways. United Nations International Children’s Emergency...