State DECA Success


The CCA chapter of DECA, an organization of marketing students, had a successful 2024 state competition experience. Students were involved in events and activities at the NC DECA Career Development Conference in Greensboro from Thursday, February 29, through Saturday, March 2. There were 5,086 people in attendance this year versus nearly 4,000 at last year’s conference. 

CCA earned Achievement Level status for its Community Outreach initiatives as a chapter and a pennant for the membership campaign for doubling chapter membership from last year.  In addition, several of the 17 CCA attendees received recognition at the state level for their testing, presentations and overall performance. Many students met proficiency for their overall testing and roleplay performance scores combined.

CCA DECA member competition areas:

1. Alizah O’Quinn (11th) – earned medalist ranking as a top 10 in the state for her test score for Principles of Marketing

2. Gabby Mantalvo-Lentine (11th) – Proficiency in Financial Consulting Event (project presentation) 

3. Jordan Egbert (9th), Lexi Fish (9th), and Kinleigh Westbrook (10th) – Community Project Awareness (They collectively submitted a 17-page report prior to the competition and had to prepare a physical presentation at the conference.)

4. Abby Ashley & Tanner Reichel (9th) – Hospitality Services Team Decision Making (partners) 

Jude Stumpf (9th) – Principles of Finance 

Sarah Forte (9th) – Principles of Finance 

Kennedy White (9th) – Principles of Marketing 

Raiah Donna (9th) – Principles of Marketing 

Jenali Miller (11th) – Hotel Lodging and Management 

William Touchard – (10th) Hotel Lodging and Management

“Central Carolina Academy is looking forward to another productive and successful competition season coming up next fall! Let’s continue to SOAR. Go Eagles!” said chapter advisor and marketing teacher Natalie Chubbs.