Local Students Earn National DECA Honor

Pictured are Chris Young Jr. and Kilee Hanes. (Provided photo)

Pictured are Chris Young Jr. and Kilee Hanes. (Provided photo)

CLEARFIELD — Chris Young Jr. and Kilee Hanes, seniors in the business management and marketing program at the Clearfield County Career & Technology Center, are recipients of the 2014 DECA Emerging Leader Honor Award.

This award recognizes students studying marketing, finance, hospitality and management for being an academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leader through participation in DECA.

Award recipients must be a DECA member in his or her senior year of high school with a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or better for each of the high school semesters.

DECA is a career and technical student organization composed of more than 200,000 students who are interested in careers in marketing, entrepreneurship, finance, hospitality, or management.

DECA enhances the preparation for college and careers by providing co-curricular programs that integrate into classroom instruction, apply learning, connect to business and promote competition.

DECA student members leverage their DECA experience to be academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders.

For more information about the business management and marketing program at the CCCTC or DECA, please contact Lauren Hopkins at lhopkins@ccctc.org or 814-765-5308.

You can also find the Clearfield County CTC DECA Chapter on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ccctcdeca.

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