By: Hilda Kolawole
Heritage High School boasts a myriad of clubs that are achieving greatness for the Heritage community and beyond. One club in particular is Heritage’s DECA, Distributive Education Clubs of America. The club participated in a state conference from March 10th-12th and members received multiple awards and recognition for proficiency in varying categories.
Ben Chappell and Marco Quiroz both participated in Sports & Entertainment Marketing Team Decision Making and received a top 15 test score. As a team, Chappell and Quiroz were recognized as proficient in Sports & Entertainment Marketing Team Decision Making; they were only a few points in their role play from being finalists. In addition to that, Chappell was recognized by NC DECA for volunteer work on the Social Media Team. Madison Gilbert and Carly Romano were recognized as proficient in the same category and barely missed the top ten; they also received a top score in their section for role play.
Emma Farmer was recognized as proficient in Apparel and Accessories Marketing. Sydney Young was recognized as proficient in the same category, received a top 15 test score and a top score in her section for role play 1; she is also a state finalist.
Thomas Petty was recognized as proficient in Business Financial Services.
Parker Coyle participated in Automotive Services Marketing and was recognized as proficient and received a top score in his section for role play 2; he is a state finalist in his event.
Mia Dina had a top 15 test score on the Free Enterprise/Economics on site test open to all conference participants.
Sabrina Syvankham was recognized as proficient in Human Resources Management. As a team, Hope Babson and Caroline Vukovich were recognized as proficient in Hospitality and Tourism Team Decision Making.
Dina and Kamri Sabathe were recognized as proficient in Travel and Tourism Team Decision Making.
One of Heritage DECA’s advisers, Mr. Killingsworth, also received a certificate for more than 30 years of service to the national organization. Every Husky that participated in the conference was called up for recognition at least once. Heritage DECA is doing amazing things and more success is expected down the road.