Ten Hillsboro High School students advance to the Tennessee DECA state Championship

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Ten Hillsboro International Baccalaureate World School DECA members have advanced to the DECA State Career and Development competition in Chattanooga, TN March 4-7.

At this conference, HHS DECA members will join 2,000 DECA members from across the state of Tennessee to participate in competitions, leadership academy activities, college and career exhibits as well as choose next year’s state officers.

DECA Competitions are events held in many different categories that offer opportunities for students to demonstrate their knowledge related to genres in career and college readiness. Winners will advance to DECA ICDC which is a national event.

Students will also have an opportunity to learn strategies to enhance and improve their leadership skills. Leaders in the industries of business, communication, accounting and finance join these students to help mentor them to become the leaders of tomorrow.

The below Hillsboro High School students will who advance to Chattanooga are:

Accounting Application Series

Chet Weachter (11) FIRST PLACE

Mikayla DeBasio (10)

Business Finance Series

Trechelle Burch (12) HHS Credit Union Teller

Julian Wainwright (10)

Marketing Management Team Decision Making

Grace Cantrell (11)/Tasanee Shaw (9)  AVID Students coached by Mrs. Seator

Principles of Finance

William Owens (10)

Principles of Marketing

John Owen Rummage (9)

Sports and Entertainment Marketing Team

HHS Hillsboro DECA/Elijah Ikard (12)

William Murphy (12)

What is DECA?

With nearly a 70-year history, DECA has impacted the lives of more than ten million students, educators, school administrators and business professionals since it was founded in 1946. Their strong connection with our organization has resonated into a brand that people identify as a remarkable experience in the preparation of emerging leaders and entrepreneurs. DECA’s programs and activities have constantly evolved as we use the latest technology and apply cutting edge educational research. Our core focus has remained consistent and is captured in our mission.


DECA is organized into two unique student divisions each with programs designed to address the learning styles, interest and focus of its members. The High School Division includes 200,000 members in 3,500 schools. The Collegiate Division includes over 15,000 members in 275 colleges and universities.

DECA Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit student organization with more than 215,000 members in all 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Canada, China, Germany, Guam, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Spain. The United States Congress, the United States Department of Education and state, district and international departments of education authorize DECA’s programs.

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