Chatham Charter DECA Chapter Successful in 2020 State Competitions

Juniors Agnew and Gaines take first in state

Gaines (L) and Agnew (R) show off their 1st place DECA glass trophies

The Chatham Charter chapter of DECA, an organization of marketing students, was successful in competitive events during the 76th North Carolina DECA Career Development Conference (CDC). The conference was held in Greensboro February 27-29. The 52 students from Chatham Charter were among the nearly 4,000 students from across the state who competed in approximately 3,500 competitive events related to the marketing field. The students attended with faculty advisors Ashley Wood and Larisa Spillman.


The Chatham Charter trophy and top 10 winners were:

Gracie Agnew - 1st Place - Hospitality & Tourism Professional Selling; Event Finalist

Abbey Gaines - 1st Place - Integrated Marketing Campaign-Service; Event Finalist

Ainsley Felch & Téa Turner - Top 10 Marketing Management Team Decision Making; Series Event Finalists

Hannah Jourdan & Lina Sorensen - Top 10 - Business Law & Ethics Team Decision Making; Series Event Finalists

Grace O’Hara - Top 10 - Community Awareness Project

Jacob Brannon - Top 10 - Automotive Services Marketing

Carter Phillips - Entrepreneurship Series Event Finalist

Connor Murphy - Sports & Entertainment Marketing Series Event Finalist

Cole Milholen - Sports & Entertainment Marketing Series Event Finalist

Noah Carter- Sonya W. Dismuke Scholarship recipient

Pictured from L to R: Gaines, Felch, Jourdan, Phillips, Turner & Agnew

Not pictured: Sorensen, O'Hara, Brannon, Murphy, Milholen, Carter


Chatham Charter DECA is scheduled to compete at the International DECA Career Development Conference at the end of April in Nashville, TN.

Pictured clockwise from top left: 1) Chatham Charter DECA chapter President Noah Carter (L) and VP Clay Griffin flank alumna and former NC DECA Triad Region VP Amber Vaughn. 2) DECA Chapter members enjoy dining out during convention. 3) Junior Gracie Agnews campaigns during her bid for Triad Region VP 4) Chatham Charter DECA members cheer as one of their peer's name is called during the Grand Awards Session.

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