Four winning students holding up their award

The DECA chapter at the Meadowbrook Academy for Developing Entrepreneurs won multiple awards at the DECA State Leadership Conference. Around the globe, DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management.

Melissa A. and Maya T., co-owners of Defined Roots Hair Care, qualified to compete in the DECA International Career Development Conference by winning second place in the business growth plan prepared event. They are the first students from the Meadowbrook High specialty center to advance to the international conference, which will take place in April in California.

Meadowbrook students also brought home these honors:

  • Lukas H.: second place in the entrepreneurship pitch lab
  • Kayla B.: top 10 on exam for food marketing
  • Reese W.: top 10 on exam for travel and tourism marketing team decision making
  • Chandler R.: top 10 in role-play for restaurant and food service management
  • Melissa A. and Maya T.: Recognized CCPS District Co-Presidents 
  • Annual report by MADE DECA leadership team: Highest Honors
  • MADE DECA: DECA Day Event Recognition 

Meadowbrook staff members brought home these honors:

  • Hajnalka Woosley: Friend of DECA Award
  • Shannon Tual: Outstanding DECA Adviser Award and Recognized CCPS District Adviser
  • Kristen Wettstein: Outstanding DECA Adviser Award and Recognized CCPS District Adviser