2022 National DECA Emerging Leader Honor Award

2022 National DECA Emerging Leader Honor Award
Posted on 03/07/2022

Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Center
(STCTC) senior Kayla Hall has been awarded the national 2022 DECA Emerging Leader Honor Award.

“This national award is highly competitive, and the committee could not have selected a more deserving candidate than Kayla,” stated DECA advisor Lisa Skinner. “Kayla has remained an exceptional leader in our DECA chapter, school, and community. I am confident that she will continue to apply her skills to take on and tackle tremendous challenges after graduation.”

This award recognizes a student studying marketing, finance, hospitality, or management for being an academically-prepared, community-oriented, professionally responsible, and experienced leader. The award recipient must be an active DECA member in their senior year of high school with a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher for each of their high school semesters.
As described by the national website, DECA (formerly known as the Distributive Education Clubs of America) is a career and technical student organization comprised of more than 150,000 students who are interested in careers in marketing, entrepreneurship, finance, hospitality, or management. DECA enhances preparation for college and careers by providing co-curricular programs which integrate into classroom instruction, apply learning, connect to business, and promote competition. DECA first began 75 years ago and has a long legacy in Edgefield County. The STCTC Chapter is one of approximately 3,200 high school chapters across the nation.

STCTC director Dr. Alan E. Gray shared that, “It is clear that Kayla continues to embrace opportunities allowing for engagement, empowerment, and enrichment. We are immensely proud of her and all of our students participating in DECA this year.”
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