6 DECA Students Advance to International Competition

After 11 DECA students advanced to the state finals in their respective events, six advanced on to the virtual international competition in April.

“This is the highest number of finalists and international qualifiers ever for our DECA chapter,” sponsor Mike Lemonds said.

Advancing students:
Gracie Johnson – Food Marketing

Teagan Krewson – Entrepreneurship

Jackson Kaiser – Sports and Entertainment Marketing Team Decision-Making

Eli Craddock – Sports and Entertainment Marketing Team Decision-Making

Margot Heltzel – Principles of Finance

Clara Smartt– Sports and Entertainment Marketing

State Finalists:

Dominic Gearing – Sports and Entertainment Marketing

Emily Bergeron – Hotel and Lodging Management

Perri Parnell – Travel and Tourism Team Decision-Making

Landry Puryear – Travel and Tourism Team Decision-Making

Philip Olson – Sports and Entertainment Marketing

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