Wednesday, February 04, 2009

DECA Club Going Strong in Second Year at Whitewater High

The awards are mounting up for Whitewater High’s DECA Club, a student business and marketing club, which is only in its second year of existence.

Last year 16 DECA members placed in the top three of various events at the regional competition. This year, 15 members earned top four placements in different areas and will be moving on to compete at the state level March 6-7 in Atlanta.

A total of 20 members competed at the 2009 region competition held on January 29 at the Rockdale Career Academy. Earning first place wins were Devon Lomax in Business Administration, Sean Curtis in Internet Marketing and Megan McDowell in Travel and Tourism.

Students placing second were Andrea Campuzano in Accounting, Katie Cassidy in Travel and Tourism, Darryl Forges in Marketing Decision Making, Daniel Pulliam in Buying and Merchandising, Chelsea Register in Selling and Madison Stanford in Free Enterprise/Economics.

Taking home third place wins were Chris Frame in Free Enterprise/Economics, Jessica Gibbs in Restaurant and Food Service and Audrey Thomas in Apparel and Accessories.

Earning fourth place honors were Andrea Glavosek in Hospitality Services, Jenna Johnson in General Marketing and Robert Mills in Entrepreneurship.

The Whitewater chapter has 179 members and is the only DECA chapter in the school system. Krystin Glover is the club’s coach.

DECA is a business marketing, management and entrepreneurship organization that strives to educate its members about general marketing, entrepreneurship and general business strategies and decisions. DECA aims to prepare members for future careers in general marketing and business.

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