Raymond Collegiate DECA receives 22 student awards

Raymond Campus Collegiate DECA members recently competed at the Mississippi Collegiate DECA Career Development Conference in Jackson and brought home a total of 22 student awards, including six first place wins and 14 finalist awards.

These Business & Marketing Management Technology and Fashion Marketing Technology majors on the Raymond Campus are Ursula Covington of Byram, front from left, and Ashley Dunn of Terry, Business Ethics Team Event, second place;  Veronica Sanders of Brookhaven,  Marketing Management, second place; Taclinthia Smith of Pelahatchie, and Susan Bradford of Raymond, Business-to-Business Marketing Team Event, second place;  Kayla Moore of Byram and Malcolm Lee of Clinton, Sports and Entertainment Marketing Team Event, first place;  co-advisor Clayton Marble of Terry;  advisor and district department chair Dana Bailey of Terry, also honored with Honorary Life Member Award for Mississippi DECA (highest award bestowed upon an DECA adviser); Greg Edmond of Vicksburg  and Melody Donald of Bolton, Entrepreneurship, first place; Desman Stimage of Utica, Retail Management, first place, Deidre Guice of Bolton, International Marketing Team Event, second place; and Bonita Barnes of Vicksburg, Business Law Team Event, second place;

Back, Alethia Frazier of Jackson, Advertising Campaign Team Event, fourth place;  Leigh Ann Sims of Crystal Springs, Human Resource Management, competitor;  Ariel Boggess of Yazoo City, Sales Representative, competitor;  Cori Hardy of Jackson, Fashion Marketing, fifth place;  Victoria Covington of Byram, Restaurant and Food Service Marketing; Deshaun Williams of Clinton, Advertising Campaign Team Event, fourth place; Wayne Miller of Byram, Travel and Tourism, first place; Marley Aldridge of Vicksburg, International Marketing, second place; Mary Ehrhardt of Vicksburg and Kenneth Woods of Des Moines, Iowa, Business Law Team Event, second place.

The Raymond Chapter also received recognition for its contribution to the 2011-12 Mississippi Collegiate DECA State Charity, the Red Cross Disaster Relief for Mississippi, and was named a finalist for the State Newsletter and Website Award. 

Students are now eligible to compete at the International Collegiate DECA Career Development Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, April 20-25.