Knox County’s DECA chapters mean business

Shown are two photos, top photo of Lynn Camp DECA competitors and bottom photo showning Knox Central.

Marketing and business students at both Knox Central and Lynn Camp high schools continue to show the region and nation that they mean business.

The first stop to the top occurred on Friday, January 27, when both chapters competed at the region’s 4 and 5 DECA competition held in Richmond at Eastern Kentucky University.  Each chapter’s top winners now advance to the Kentucky State Conference to be held in March.

With the largest percentage in chapter membership, Knox Central was awarded 1st place honors and Lynn Camp was awarded 2nd place honors among all chapters represented.

Shown are two photos, top photo of Lynn Camp DECA competitors and bottom photo showning Knox Central.

Winners from Lynn Camp High School (top photo) were:

Alexus Bowling, Matthew Garrison, Aniyah Hamilton
Project Management Committee Giving Project, 2nd Place

Ian Caldwell, Ethan Simpson, Emma Williford
Project Management Community Awareness Project, 3rd Place

Cierra Carr, Kamren Flannelly, Jayden Huff
Project Management Career Development Project, 3rd Place

Ethan Burd, Lily Henize, Cooper Mills
Integrated Marketing Campaign-Event Project, 3rd Place

Carter Foley, 4th Place
Annabella Wright, 4th Place
Principles of Hospitality

Linda Shepherd, 2nd Place
Apparel and Accessories Marketing

Ian Caldwell
Outstanding Chapter Member of the Year

Winners from Knox Central High School (bottom photo) were:

Janessa Spencer
Restaurant and food services, 3rd Place

Madison Jones
KY Hospital and Tourism, 4th Place

Amya Bledsoe
Retail merchandising, 4th Place

Melisa Grahic
Business Services Marketing, 4th Place

Alexis Fuson
Marketing Communications, 3rd Place

Sara Gibson, Ava Ledford
Entrepreneurship Team Decision, 2nd Place

Sunni Ann Partin
KY Sports and Entertainment Marketing, 4th place

Aubrey Jones
KY Job Interview, 1st Place

Michaela Bays, Anna Jo Carey
Travel and Tourism Team Decision, 3rd Place

Gabriella Doleman
Principals of Marketing, 7th Place

Lola Mills, Haylee Washam
Hospitality Services Team Decision, 3rd Place

Seth Tompkins
KY Retail Concepts, 6th Place

Lauren McDonald
KY Finance, 4th Place

Shiloh Patterson, Bryna Jacobs
Marketing Management Team Decision, 2nd Place

Casey Bright
KY Entrepreneurship, 2nd Place

Nadia Smith
KY Marketing, 6th Place

Sophi Deaton
KY Free, 3rd Place

Riley Broughton
KY Retail Concepts, 7th Place

DECA is a unique organization that develops skills in students that are needed to succeed in the Business and Marketing field.  As a career pathway at both high schools, DECA serves as their career and technical student organization.