Nansemond River High School DECA installs officers, members at Nov. 2 event 

Published 7:12 pm Friday, November 4, 2022

The Nansemond River High School DECA Chapter celebrated Virginia DECA Day Wednesday, Nov. 2 with with an installation ceremony for DECA members and a Chick-Fil-A lunch.

Joining NRHS DECA for the celebration were members of the school’s administration and special guest Suffolk Public Schools Cypress Borough School board member Karen Jenkins, for the installation of the 10  DECA officers and 18 DECA members.

The NRHS DECA chapter’s officers and members for 2022-2023 are: Ayanna Alston, Elijah Boone, Kaliyah Braden (co-social media manager), Kristen Burnell, Elsie Coleman, Gary Dennis III (historian), Khamara Gay, Israel Hackney (treasurer), Maria Hill, Makiyah Jubray, Mackenzie McLaughlin, Lennon Medina, Phelton Payne (social media manager), Jakayla Pitt (president), Timothy Powell, Jaylah Richardson (event coordinator), Nicholas Rivera, Ciara Rountree (secretary), Gavin Satterfield (co-treasurer), Montae Smith, Dezi Spruill, Carly Stublen (co-secretary), Tremayne Taylor, Lauren Taylor, Mikayla Thomas (vice president), Jada Vinson, Mekhia Williams, and Jasmine Williams.


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The chapter’s advisors are Candace Credle and Dr. Karen Perry

Students in marketing courses learn skills in selling, human resource management, administration, career planning, job acquisition, buying, promotion, marketing principles, and economics. Many students also work in marketing-related fields and receive on-the-job training.

DECA is a co-curricular student organization that exposes its members to leadership training and a competitive events program to evaluate marketing skills and knowledge. Virginia DECA has a 79-year tradition (since 1943) as part of a strong marketing curriculum in high schools throughout Virginia.

Virginia DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. As part of a comprehensive Marketing program, DECA helps students research potential careers in marketing and management, as well as understand the education and training requirements to pursue business careers.

For more information contact Candace Credle, Nansemond River High School DECA advisor at 757-923-4101 or