Students Represent CCCTC at DECA State Conference
CLEARFIELD – Five members of Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA), an association of marketing students, at the Clearfield County Career and Technology Center participated in the 62nd Annual State Career Development Conference at the Hershey Lodge Feb. 27 – March 1.
Representing CCCTC in the DECA State Conference were Marcus Stephenson, Curwensville, as voting delegate; Elizabeth Dunsmore and Jesse Kruis, both from Clearfield, in Sports and Entertainment Team Decision Making Event; and Kilee Hanes, Curwensville, and Kim Smeal, Clearfield, in Hospitality Services Team Decision Making Event. All five students earned medals in their respective events.
DECA is the only Career and Technical Student Organization operating through the nation’s schools to attract young people to careers in marketing management and entrepreneurship. Its purposes are to develop respect for education, which will contribute to occupational competence and to promote understanding and appreciation for the responsibilities of citizenship in our free enterprise system.
More than 1,700 students participated in the three-day State Conference.
There are 70 DECA chapters in Pennsylvania with a membership of more than 3,400 students, alumni, teachers, and business professionals. For more information about DECA or the Business Management and Marketing program at the Clearfield County Career & Technology Center, please contact Ms. Hopkins at 814-765-5308 or visit www.businessmgmtmktg.blogspot.com.