Grayson County High School DECA recently participated in Region 2 DECA competition, returning home with 19 first place finishes, four second place, and a total of 34 students who will move on to state competition in March.
Chapter VP Ashley Clemons was elected 2016-17 Region II President. The GCHS chapter was recognized as the largest in its region with 118 members, and received the largest percent increase award from last year’s membership.
First place finishes were taken by Mekenzie Ballard and McKenzie Snyder, Creative Marketing Project; Hannah Clemons, Noah Cummings, and Zach Lashley, Community Service Project, Team, MDA; Sarah Conder, Start-Up Business Plan; Jarrett Crawford, Automotive Services Marketing; Blake Davis, Ethan Hayse, and Mallory Thomas, Public Relations Project; Amos Goodman, Retail Merchandising; Danielle Grapes and Kevin Wilson, Financial Literacy Promotion Project; Logan Hart and Grant Haycraft, Marketing Communications Team; Melanie Horn, Travel and Tourism Professional Selling; Chase Minton, Professional Selling; Jessica Robinson, Business Services Marketing; and Hunter McCrady, KY Marketing Concepts.
Second place finishes included Shana Bradley, Haley Dockery, and Matt Jackey, Learn and Earn Project; and Matt Daugherty, Food Services Marketing.
In third place were Dayton Blair, Human Resources Management; Ashley Clemons, Wyatt Jaggers, and Shelbi Pendergest, Community Service Project Team, Autism; Kaylen Masden and Haley Risinger, Business Law and Ethics Team; Audrey Maze, Principles of Finance.
Martos Alvaro placed fourth in KY Retailing Concepts, and rounding out state qualifiers were Kevin Brackett, Principles of Marketing; Josh Hill, Sports and Entertainment; and Kristin Hughes, Hotel and Lodging Management.