Students Succeed at 2020 Virtual DECA District Competition

The Chatham Charter chapter of DECA, an organization of marketing students, competed with nearly a dozen other area high schools at a district competition held virtually the week of November 16-20. Twenty-four Chatham Charter students competed in three categories: Quick-Serve Restaurant Management (QSRM), Retail Merchandising (RMS) and Sports & Entertainment Marketing (SEM).


Those who earned recognition were:


Chatham Charter DECA President Gracie Agnew receives her trophy and medals from NC DECA Advisor Pamela O'Brien.

Christina Agnew - 2nd place overall QSRM


QSRM Top Role Play

Gracie Agnew

Ainsley Felch

Elphie Spillman

Téa Turner


QSRM Top Test Score

Gracie Agnew

Ainsley Felch

Elphie Spillman

Téa Turner


QSRM Series Event Finalists

Gracie Agnew

Ainsley Felch

Elphie Spillman


RMS Top Role Play

Abbey Gaines

Brandon McKoy


RMS Top Test Score

Silas Christenbury

Abbey Gaines


RMS Series Event Finalist

Abbey Gaines


Additionally, Agnew and Gaines, both chapter officers, were recognized for being in the top 10 percent of scorers at DECA Inc.’s multi-state regional POWER Experience in early November. The chapter advisors are Ashley Wood and Larisa Spillman.


“In a year where everything went online and onscreen, we’re extremely proud of our competitors,” said Wood. “Our goal is to help prepare our students and members for the real world, and what’s more real than learning to be flexible and adapt when things change? We’re incredibly thankful to NC DECA for helping competition continue as normally as possible so our students have this opportunity.”


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