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19 HHS Students to State Competition

By Glenn Collins
Saturday, January 30, 2010 | 11:42 AM

Nineteen Haleyville High School students qualified for the DECA state competition in Montgomery, February 15-16, 2010. DECA/Delta Epsilon Chi is an international association of high school and college students studying marketing, management, and entrepreneurship in business, finance, hospitality, and marketing sales and service.

The students are Christina Blanco, Abby Brown, Keith Emerson, Alicia Hicks, Becca Holley, Austin Hulsey, Brooke Hunter, Emory Jones, Sha Kinard, Megan Kinkead, Cheyenne Logan, Brittany Mann, Heather Roberts, Brittany Robins, Ashlee Stephens, D.J. Terrel, Nelson Tidwell, Elizabeth Tyson, and Dustin Young.

These students recently competed in the DECA North Regionals, an on-line competition involving high school students in north Alabama. Students competed in accounting applications, apparel & accessories, food marketing, hospitality & tourism, restaurant management, and sports & entertainment marketing.

Haleyville Schools Superintendent Clint Baggett said, "We are extremely proud that … 19 (students) qualified to move on to the State level of competition." He added congratulations to Neina Middleton, the local instructor.

The north region is sending 174 students to state. Statewide, 323 students qualified for the competition. DECA’s high school division is recognized and endorsed by all 50 state departments of education and the U.S. Department of Education. Membership in the high school division is open to students with a career interest in marketing, management, hospitality, finance, entrepreneurship, and/or business administration. DECA programs are co-curricular, meaning programs complement nationally-recognized curriculum standards in the classroom and then go further to incorporate realistic educational experiences not available through classroom instruction alone. Posted in Education