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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. 
Happy New Year from your West Virginia DECA Chartered Association Officer Team! We hope all of our members had a great holiday season! As your president, I want to thank you for allowing me to represent our association. The new DECA year is going to be one to remember. Remember to keep preparing for the upcoming state conference. The officers and I look forward to seeing all of you at this amazing conference. I am proud of the progress we made as an association this year. As you prepare for your competition, don't forget to review the guidelines for your specific competition. West Virginia's Chartered Association Career Development Conference is a precursor to the international conference in sunny Orlando, Florida! Once again, study, study, study and Happy Holidays from West Virginia DECA!

Steven A. Hairston
West Virginia DECA President
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