Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A DECA Weekend

This past weekend I took 14 students to Norfolk for State DECA competition. I had students in a variety of competitive events as well as two students who were running for State Office. We had the majority of our competitive events in the Marriott and Sheraton hotels and then our general sessions and awards were held in Chrysler Hall. Virginia DECA is the largest state association with over 14,000 members so this is a very big conference!

Practicing for Presentations!

My students did very well! I had four students who were finalists in their category. This means they were at least in the top ten. Then I had two student winners in the Financial Literacy Promotion Plan. This means they will compete at the national level next month. Finally, BOTH of my state officer candidates won the election! I am so proud of both of them and looking forward to a busy year of helping them serve their term.

State Winners Sam and Eric in the
Financial Literacy Promotion Category
New State Officers Evan and Travis

Our school store also received Gold Level certification with national DECA and our chapter of DECA received the Fortune 500 award. I will be taking 6 students to the International Career Development Conference next month in Louisville, KY! Congratulations Kecoughtan DECA!