The newly formed Central Carolina Academy chapter of DECA, an organization of marketing students, made a strong impression in its first outing. The District 4 competitive event, held at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center in Sanford on Wednesday, November 30, hosted approximately 330 high school students from twelve area high schools. Students had the opportunity to demonstrate skills in a role play with judges from education, business fields, and the community. Prior to the event, students took knowledge-based tests related to their competitive areas.
Nine students and two advisors participated in the district event. All of the Central Carolina Academy students participated in the Principles of Marketing competition. Seven students earned proficiency ratings for their test and role play scores. They were Savannah Bradley, Corbin Gerik, Calvin Gibbs, Jenali Miller, McKaiden Melby, Carson Perry, and Aretzy Plata. Chapter advisors are Natalie Chubbs and Rachel Smith.
Two students, Bradley and Miller, received medals for top role play. Highest performing students were also recognized in an “overall” category that was a compilation of knowledge test and role play scores. Miller earned a top 10 overall recognition out of 150 students in the Principles of Marketing competition.
“We are so proud of their achievements and can’t wait to be in the February state competition,” said Chubbs.