DECA students test skills and prepare for state competition
Posted: February 5, 2021
In January, marketing students in NNPS Career and Technical Education classes participated at the district-level in the 2021 DECA competition.
Students were judged on their combined performance on a written test and a videotaped presentation in categories including marketing, hospitality, entrepreneurship, financial literacy and business management.
Those who placed first or second in their categories will go on to compete at the Virginia DECA State Leadership Conference held virtually from March 3-7. At the state level, students will take another test online and submit a new video presentation.
DECA education prepares students to be leaders and entrepreneurs through classroom and real-world experiences.
Adriane Graham, marketing teacher at Menchville High School and co-advisor of District 21 DECA, said, "Competitors returned to class the next day abuzz, excited they were given a challenge that provided them something outside of the ordinary to do. They were grateful for an opportunity to get involved beyond the classroom and to hone their marketing and communication skills in an engaging way. From managing their competitive event preparation to navigating the hiccups of online DECA competition, NNPS students showed up impressively."
2021 District DECA Competition Winners
|Heritage High School||Donavian Gray||1st||Automotive Services Marketing|
|Heritage High School||Devyn Rascoe||1st||Business Finance Series|
|Heritage High School||Keith Roberts||1st||Social Media|
|Heritage High School||Genesis Carter||1st||Principles of Business Management & Administration|
|Menchville High School||Brandon Dunaway||1st||Principles of Hospitality & Tourism|
|Warwick High School||Emily Morris||1st||Food Marketing Series|
|Warwick High School||Nicholas Russell||1st||Sports & Entertainment MarketingÃÂ|
|Warwick High School||Alysabeth Juarez||1st||Personal Financial Literacy|
|Woodside High School||Alayah Dixon||1st||Hotel & Lodging Management|
|Woodside High School||Miana Oliver||1st||Quick Service Restaurant Management|
|Woodside High School||Juan Esquivel||1st||Retail Merchandising Series|
|Heritage High School||Zion Smith||2nd||Restaurant & Food Service Management|
|Warwick High School||Hannah Brown||2nd||Quick Service Restaurant Management|
|Warwick High School||Azarius Livingston||2nd||Hotel & Lodging Management|
|Heritage High School||Jaida Lucas||3rd||Entrepreneurship Series|
|Heritage High School||Ny'Ana Ward||3rd||Quick Service Restaurant Management|
|Heritage High School||Jasiya DeBraux||3rd||Principles of Hospitality & Tourism|
|Woodside High School||Michael Cooper||3rd||Hotel & Lodging Management|
|Woodside High School||Daija Roane||3rd||Principles of Marketing|
|Woodside High School||Lamareiana Jordan||3rd||Principles of Business Management & Administration|