SCCC DECA students earn 2nd place and will receive recognition at State Capitol:
Elijah Jackson and T-Love William earned 2nd place in the Creative Marketing Project event at the DECA International Career Development Competition (ICDC), which was held April 20- 25, 2018, in Atlanta, GA. ICDC features some of the brightest and best young marketing students from America, Canada, Spain, Germany, Guam, China, and other international countries. There were over 19,000 competitors this year.
On May 17, 2018, two SCCC DECA members and their advisor, Kerry Henley, will be recognized at the Excellence in Marketing Education ceremony. The ceremony will be honoring ICDC Missouri finalists and will be held in the Rotunda of the State Capitol in Jefferson City. A reception will follow on the third floor. Each finalist will receive an official proclamation or resolution highlighting his/her accomplishments. A finalist is an individual who placed in the top 10 in the final round of competition.
Nine members of the Saline County Career Center DECA chapter recently returned from the annual International Career Development Conference held April 20-24 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Students who represented Missouri at this competition were Zachary Baker, Katherine Miles, Logan Evans, Anna Hartley, Rileigh Massey, Elijah Jackson, T-Love William, Katherine Greathouse, and Rhiannon Bowlen.
Elijah Jackson and T-Love William brought home a 2nd place trophy in the Creative Marketing Category and will be honored at the Excellence in Marketing ceremony on May 17th at the Jefferson City State Capitol building.
Baker, Miles, Evans, Hartley, Massey, Jackson, William, Greathouse, and Bowlen all received awards of excellence by placing in the top 30 percent within their categories of Community Service, Creative Marketing, and Public Relations.
All three events require a 30-page written report, 10 minute presentation and display board to highlight the activities accomplished during the project.
Students were accompanied on their trip by Kerry Henley, marketing teacher. In addition to their competitive events, students visited Six Flags, the Georgia Aquarium, the Coca-Cola Museum and attended a concert featuring Andy Grammer.
DECA ICDC is attended by more than 21,000 high school students, advisors and business representatives from all over the world. DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, management, finance and hospitality.
"This year was highly competitive. It was amazing to see the level of competition. Our students achieved a lot this year. The amount of community support has been impressive and our chapter is appreciative of all of the support," said Henley.
"I’ve enjoyed watching them achieve their goals this year. My part as their advisor is to guide them, teach them, and support them in their efforts. We competed as a team, finaled as a team, and placed 2nd in Creative Marketing as a team. They all worked hard and are wonderful assets to our community.”