Ten high school students were recently named state District Vice President officers for the Missouri Association of DECA.

Ten high school students were recently named state District Vice President officers for the Missouri Association of DECA.

The students were elected and installed during the Missouri DECA Fall Leadership and DVP Officer Election Conference held Oct. 12-13 in Branson, MO. The annual state conference was attended by more than 600 high school marketing students and their teachers.

The 2019-2020 District Vice Presidents include:

District 1 - Mackenzie Albright from Park Hill High School - Advisor, Matt Magnuson

District 2 - Alan McCarter from Boonslick Technical Education Center - Advisor, Leslie Crider

District 3 –Alivia Brewer from Blue Springs South High School – Advisor, Shelli Ray

District 4 – Nicole Overbay from Fort Osage Career & Tech Center – Advisor, Tracy Hastings

District 5 – Jake Thoenen from Camdenton High School – Advisor, Karen Fehrmann

District 6 – Olivia Riek from Wentzville Timberland High School – Advisor, Michael Oliva

District 8 – Kelci Moore from Pacific High School – Advisor, Nancy Pfeiffer

District 9 – Bao Nguyen from Bayless High School – Advisor, Colton Wooldridge

District 10 – Elijah Clymer from East Newton High School – Advisor, Denise Stafford

District 11 – Ethan Paladino from Ozark High School – Advisor, Grant Jenkins

Executive Officers were elected at the State Career Development Conference in March was attended by more than 1900 high school marketing students and their teachers.

The 2019-2020 Officers include:

Mariah Lawrence - President & VP of Communication from Blue Springs High School – Advisor, Kelly Fowler

Emma Price - Vice President of Advocacy from Camdenton High School – Advisor, Karen Fehrmann

Fletcher Orr - Vice President of Business Partnerships from Rock Bridge High School – Advisor, John Fuenfhausen

Kiley Bailey - Vice President of Community Service from Tipton High School – Advisor, Trisha Bailey

Ella Claas - Vice President of Membership from Tipton High School – Advisor, Trisha Bailey

Students from the Camdenton RIII District High School traveled with their Advisor, Karen Fehrmann to the Missouri DECA Fall Leadership and State Officer Election Conference held Oct. 13-14 in Branson, MO. Students participated in leadership and educational workshops, competitive event practice programs, and learned skills to develop their own leadership potential. In addition, these students joined over 600 other student delegates of the conference from around the state to select this year’s cabinet of Missouri DECA District VP Officers.

The newly elected executive officers were determined on the basis of their written test, screening and nominating committee interview, and number of ballots cast by the voting delegates. Finalists were asked office related questions during the election session. Voting this year was done online this year to determine the final selection of executive officers. Serving as a state officer provides DECA members the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and professionalism that is essential for a successful career.

DECA is an international association of high school students studying marketing, finance, hospitality and management. The state affiliate of the DECA Inc. organization is the Career and Technical Student Organization for Missouri. Missouri DECA is a nationally recognized association with over 7000 members. There are 12 DECA districts and 153 DECA chapters in Missouri.