DECA, a career and technical student organization, held it's annual regional meeting yesterday at WKU in Bowling Green. Mrs. Teresa McClintic, ECHS business and marketing teacher, and local DECA club sponsor, described it as a co-curricular club that closely relates to the Marketing Program at ECHS. The classes and club are helping prepare students for careers in the in marketing, finance, hospitality and management fields.
This year, one local student, Josie Thomas, was elected as Regional Vice President for Public Relations. This allowed Mrs. McClintic the opportunity as sponsor to prepare her club for the regional competition. In yesterday's competition, all ECHS students placed 4th or higher in 15 different categories, which qualified them for state competition.
"The students participated in real world experiences by interviewing with business professionals around the region, Mrs. McClintic said. "The students that participated in region were a great group of kids and I'm thrilled to see them succeed in their efforts." She went on to say that students who compete at state competition will be given real world scenarios, will create plans or solutions, and then present them to a panel of judges. Congratulations to our Edmonson County students and good luck at the state competition.
Granville Meredith, contributor