What is DECA?

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.


Membership provides you with:

  • Leadership development and achievement

  • Community service experiences

  • Career preparation

  • Exciting trips to further content knowledge

  • Challenging competitions


All students who have taken, are taking, or will be taking one of the following classes this year are eligible to join DECA

  • Sports and Event Marketing I and II

  • Hospitality and Tourism

  • Principles of Business (Business Essentials)

  • Entrepreneurship I and II

  • Business Management I and II


Competitions and Field Trips

DECA 2021-2022

North Carolina State Competition

DownEast WoodDucks Game

Cookie Wars

Region II Competition Winners

Regional Competition

NC State Fair

Community Service

Joining DECA

  • Dues are $25. This allows us to compete at the regional and state level

  • We have two service projects planned, one in the Fall and one for the holidays

  • One field trip in the Fall and one in the Spring (possibly more)

  • Regional competition: November 29th, 2022 Goldsboro, NC

  • State competition: Feb. 23-25, 2023 in Greensboro, NC

  • Meetings will be held twice a month before and after school


Meet the Advisors Meet Our President

Mrs. Werhner and Mr. Shaffer have been Co-Advisors for DECA since 2018. Mrs. Werhner teaches Entrepreneurship I and II, Hospitality and Tourism, and Sports and Entertainment Marketing I. Mr. Shaffer teachers Sports and Entertainment Marketing I and II Honors. Mr. Shaffer is also the head Varsity baseball coach for CHS.



Tim McCabe is a junior and has been in DECA for two years. He has participated in Regional and State competition, as well as the Virtual Business Challenge. Tim leads the charge in member recruitment and is a huge advocate for the positive aspects of DECA for students. He loves to lead and bring new ideas to the table.