DECA wins big

Published 12:00 am Sunday, March 6, 2005

The Nansemond River High School DECA Club, an association of Marketing students, competed at the DECA State Leadership Conference conducted Feb. 25-27 in Norfolk.

NRHS DECA received a certificate of recognition for participation in Virginia DECA Day for contributions to Marketing Education, which was conducted in November.

NRHS DECA submitted an annual report. The primary objective of the activities in the report is to give the students an opportunity to discover and develop special talents, abilities and leadership qualities that they might use in pursuing careers in the field of marketing and distribution.

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The DECA chapter activities encompass two separate types of learning experiences: individual participation and writing and group activities and projects.

The DECA annual report is organized into 12 standards. Each standard is valued by a predetermined amount of shares. The shares are symbolic of the investment of a local chapter makes in its commitment to establishing and maintaining an active DECA chapter.

For each standard completed and reported, the total number of shares for which the standard is worth is automatically awarded to the chapter. The shares are totaled and awards are determined as presented in specifications for this event.

NRHS DECA received 1000 shares out of a possible 1000 shares, earning the Blue Chip Award Trophy. This is the top award for their annual report in Virginia.

NRHS DECA also submitted the following manuals for competition:

-Chapter Award, annual report

-Blue Chip Award, top in the state

-Civic Consciousness Project; Danielle Mitchell and Brittnay Young received a certificate of achievement.

-Entreprenuership Promotion Project; Ashlyn Allred and Kelsey Rose, overall state runner-up winners. They also received a certificate of achievement.

-Fashion Merchandising Promotion Plan, Tamara Powell, certificate of participation.

-Hospitality and Recreation marketing research event, Josh Anderson and Preston Fitzgerald, certificate of achievement.

-Learn and Earn Project, Zhana Edmonds and Perry King, overall state runner-up winners, certificate of achievement.

-Public Relations Project, Brian Dotson, Leilani Littlefield and Josh Mathis, certificate of achievement.

-Virginia DECA Merit Award winners, Josh Anderson, Zhana Emonds

-Virginia DECA Honor Society, Josh Anderson, Zhana Emonds

-Virginia DECA $1,000 scholarship, Josh Anderson

Jordon Lee served as voting delegate. He was responsible for voting for the 2005-06 DECA State Officers in Virginia DECA.

NRHS DECA members will compete at the International DECA Career Development Conference to be held April 26-May 1 in Anaheim, Calif.

The DECA Advisor is

S. Michele Duncan.