Lynn Camp DECA’s win brings awareness to the accomplishments of CTE programs

Students hold winning trophies outside of EKU.

With more than a dozen students earning top spots in this spring’s regional DECA competition, Lynn Camp knows the importance of career and technical education.

DECA is a student organization for those in marketing and business pathways in high school.  It allows students, like those from Knox County, the opportunity to showcase and promote achievements and accomplishments in their pathway.

At the regional DECA competition held at Eastern Kentucky University, Lynn Camp marketing students did just that.  In a variety of competitive events, and during a day of studying, rehearsing and making new friends, the students shined during the awards ceremony.

Receiving awards at the spring DECA conference were:

2nd Place 

Sierra Bertrand and Christopher Simpson, Sports and Entertainment Operations Research

Elijah Brock, Vonlee Howell, and Lori Mullins, Integrated Marketing Campaign Event

Masyn Mitchell, Shyanne Parker, and Julia Shepherd, Sales Project

Olivia Dozier, Hotel and Lodging Management

Hannah Foley, Quick Serve Restaurant Management

4th Place

Domanick Cook, Principles of Marketing

Jayden Dunn, Apparel and Accessories Marketing

Isabella Vanderpool, Principles in Business Administration


The Importance of Career and Technical Education

In the month of February our career and technical programs participate in CTE Month®.  CTE is education that directly prepares students for high-wage, high-demand careers. CTE covers many different fields, including health care, information technology, advanced manufacturing, hospitality and management and many more.  CTE Month is a public awareness campaign that takes place each February to celebrate the value of CTE and the achievements and accomplishments of CTE programs across the country.