Sponsor: Shannon Tual

DECA Competition January 2018 Winner!  

Business Services
Principles of Hospitality & Tourism
Geoffrey Dekrafft 4th Jasmine Andress 1st
Tyler Baldwin 4th
Human Resource Mgmt
Colby Mills 2nd
Principles of Marketing
Daniel Strunk 4th Josh Gray 4th
Job Interview  
Quick Service Restaurant
Kayli Hence 1st Rachel Brooks 3rd
Taylor Lyne 2nd
Jayquan Ventura 4th
Retail Merchandising
Cabell Harwood 3rd
Marketing Communications
Benjamin Teachey 1st Selling  
Jordyn Bentley 1st
Principles of Business Mgmt & Admin
Cory Rodgers 3rd
Axel Davis 1st
Jordan Ledbetter 3rd Social Media  
Levi China 4th Kristinia Coleman 1st
Danielle Wilson 3rd
Principles of Finance
Jayln Lightfoot 1st
Business Services

State Fair Competition 2017
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Promotional Campaign 1st Place- Juniors, Emily Woodall, Rachel Brooks & RaSean Willis 

Promotional Campaign - 2nd Place- Seniors, Daniel Strunk and Na’im Moor took 2nd place in the 

Marketing Management Role Play - 2nd Place - Freshman, Tyler Lyne and Cory Rodgers

Meets: During class, 2:00 - 2:20 pm, day TBA, room 314

 January 2016 District Competition 

  • Job Interview: Cabell Harwood, 3rd place
  • Principles of Business Management & Admin: Billy Koob - 1st place 
  • Principles of Marketing: Jordan Stephenson, 3rd place 
  • Principles of Hospitality and Tourism: Eugene Choi - 2nd place 
  • Automotive Service Marketing: Eric Hubbard- 2nd Place 
  • Business Service Marketing: Caresse Venable - 2nd place
Students who placed 1st and 2nd will advanced to our state competition, and our third place winners, in addition to two other members, Harrison Louis and Geoffrey Dekrafft, will form partnerships to participate in two team events.

Club Overview
DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.  Through participation in DECA activities, 92% DECA members say they learned how to communicate thoughts and ideas, how to organize a presentation and more about what businesses expect from employees, while gaining problem solving skills.  More than 90% of DECA members say their experience empowered them to be an effective leader and connected school to the real world. Nearly 80% of DECA members say DECA helped them recognize the benefit of community service.  DECA members say their experience prepared them academically for college and career (88%), influenced their college plans (68%), influenced their career plans (75%) and influenced their interest in entrepreneurship and owning a business (61%).

Club Highlights
Bird DECA had 9 participants place at the District Competition and 3 were eligible to move on to state competition.
Bird DECA had the Marketing Communications Team Decision Making (MMTD) team place as finalist at the VA State Leadership Conference making them eligible to compete at the international level. The MMTD team received the Award of Excellence at the International Career Development Conference in April of 2015.

Time Commitment:
Our club begins with an informational meeting in September.  Meetings are generally held monthly where we talk about upcoming competitions and practice for competition.

Membership Requirements:
You must currently be enrolled in a Marketing or  Economics/Personal Finance class in order to join DECA.

Additional Information:

Officer Elections:

2017 2018 Officers:

Harrison LouisPresident
Cabell HarwoodVice. President
Emily WoodallSecretary
Thomas PointerTreasurer
Rachel BrooksHistorian
Zaria BoothReporter
Benjamin Teachey10 grade representative
ReSean Willis11th grade representative
Daniel Strunk12th grade representative