Student Leader Creates a Path on the Road Less Traveled

Robert Frost closes his famous poem with the following words:

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
and that has made all the difference. 

We think taking the road less traveled has made all the difference for senior Alec Romero at Raymond S. Kellis High School in Glendale, Arizona. 

Alec recently won the election to be the 2015–2016 DECA international executive president—a lofty title that has given him rock-star status at the school. 

As his teachers, we are excited about the role model he has become for the campus. We have many students who now believe that doing great things at the international level is achievable. There is an “If he can do it, we can do it” mentality in the air. It’s really amazing how one student leader can change a campus.

Alec is a four-year DECA member from Peoria, Arizona. He enjoys traveling, working with organizations that support the intellectually disabled and participating in a wide variety of sports. Alec plans to pursue a degree in business administration with a double major in marketing and management. Alec said, “Be ambitious, set great goals for yourself, and continue to achieve them and always believe in yourself. Never give up.”

When Alec was a freshman, he told his DECA advisor that he wanted to be the international president his senior year, and she helped him make that happen. There were many times along the journey that he doubted himself, but the DECA students encouraged and supported him. He never gave up. He could have taken many different roads, but he took the one less traveled … and that has made all the difference!

Meet the 2015-2016 Officers

DECA Interview with Alec Romero