Grayson County High School DECA has earned the distinction of being the only Kentucky chapter to receive Thrive Awards from national DECA.
The local group received the Chapter Campaign Thrive Award, the highest level in campaign competition, for both Community Service and Promotional campaigns.
The Community Service category required one or more activities. GHCS DECA was active in efforts for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Leukemia, and Autism Awareness. In addition, the category required 75 percent chapter participation and publicity about the efforts.
Judging for the Promotional category was based on school and community outreach efforts and the inclusion of alumni success stories.
The chapter also received the Thrive level Membership Award for growth and engagement with students, faculty, alumni, and community professionals. In addition to student membership growth, the chapter added significantly in alumni and professional membership.
“I am very pleased with the tremendous effort by many partners in order for us to achieve at this highest level,“ said DECA Advisor Cynthia Smith. “It truly shows great determination and cooperation by many to accomplish all of the things that go into this type of recognition.”
GCHS DECA will receive a pennant, flag and plaque, and is eligible to register up to six DECA members to participate in the THRIVE Academy at this year’s DECA International Career Development Conference in Nashville.