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KHS DECA students posing together holding their medals

Kecoughtan High School students excel at DECA Virginia State Leadership Conference 

Students from Kecoughtan High School participated in the DECA Virginia State Leadership Conference on Saturday, March 4.  Seven students excelled in the competition with three students earning high enough scores to attend the DECA International Conference in Anaheim, CA, April 25-29.  Rose Blevins and Sharon Williams serve as the Kecoughtan DECA sponsors.

Students who excelled in the competition are as follows:

Natalie Kidd was elected Region IV Vice-President (state officer).

Jackson Guthrie placed third overall in the state in the Business Finance Series.  He also earned a top 10 exam score and was in the top 10 in role play 1 and role play 2.

Kaela Ehrilich placed third overall in the Marketing Communication Series.  She also was in the top 10 for role-play.

Natalie Kidd is a state finalist in Restaurant & Food Service Management and earned a top 10 exam score and was top 10 role-play.

Jazzmyn Carter was earned a top 10 exam score in Business Services Marketing.  She also earned a $1,000 DECA scholarship.

Taya Coates was a top exam scorer in the Marketing Communication Series.

Jacob Weigle was a top 10 exam scorer in Buying & Merchandising Team Decision Making.

Ehrlich, Guthrie and Kidd will participate at the International Conference in Anaheim, CA.

“Mrs. Williams and I are extremely proud of our students,” said Blevins. “They have studied and practiced for the last month.  We are excited to take them to the next level in Anaheim.”

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