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Welcome to West Virginia DECA!
DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. 

The DECA chapter is to the marketing/business education/Career and Work Skills Training student what a civic or professional is to a group of businesspeople. Chapter activities are recognized as a part of the total educational program because they develop leadership skills, professional attitudes, business competencies, citizenship characteristics, and social growth of the individual.  DECA activities provide members with opportunities to serve in leadership roles, work in teams, and receive local, state and national recognition. 
November 1 - 30, 2014
DECA Month

2014 - 2015 Theme Announced
DECA Inc. is pleased to announce that "I am DECA" will be the cornerstone of its 2014-2015 marketing and membership campaign.

Rather than thinking of it as just a theme, the "I am DECA" campaign approach will instead tell the DECA story through our members. With competitors, leaders, creative thinkers, entrepreneurs, volunteers and more, we know that the DECA experience is different for everyone, and we want our members to show the diversity of our organization, both in opportunity and the people we represent.

DECA in middle school? Sounds pretty exciting…right? West Virginia DECA proudly announces a new chapter at Collins Middle School in Fayette County. Deborah Bush and her sixteen members are excited for this DECA year. Deborah, originally an advisor in Raleigh County, was given the opportunity to teach marketing to middle school students at CMS. She had the brilliant idea of incorporating DECA in the class. In conjunction with Dr. Betty Sias, Deborah began to integrate DECA in the students’ classroom and projects. She teaches marketing to seventh and eighth grade students. Deborah is leading these students into bright futures in DECA. It is so amazing to see such profound enthusiasm in her while leading these students.

We look forward to welcoming Collins Middle School at our State Conference in March. This Eager group of middle school students are just what we need in West Virginia DECA! I also look forward to adding more middle school chapters to our roster! I want to thank Deborah and Collins Middle School for participating so avidly in West Virginia DECA!

Steven Hairston
WV DECA President

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2015 WV High School Businessplan Competition
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