Club News


Over 400 DECA students competed in the District 4 Regional Competitive Events on Thursday, January 25, 2018, at First Baptist Church in Kettering.  Xenia High School DECA members bringing home medals were:  Elizabeth Fig, Human Resources Management Series 5th, Sabrina Linebaugh and Shannon Steigler, Travel and Tourism Marketing Management Team 5th, Michael Nesbitt, Accounting Applications 5th.  In addition, Rodney Sykes and Kristina Cooke placed 7th in Sports and Entertainment Marketing Management Team.  Congratulations to those students.  Donna Atkinson, Advisor said, “DECA supports a comprehensive learning program with current and real-world applications.  In order to succeed in today’s workplace, employees must excel in the 4Cs: Critical thinking and problem solving, Communication, Collaboration, Creativity and innovation. Through DECA, students get an opportunity to display those 4Cs beyond the classroom. When asked in an interview, ‘What is one of your most proud accomplishments in high school?’ I believe this will go down as one of the students’ most proud.”


DECA is organized into two unique student divisions each with programs designed to address the learning styles, interest and focus of its members. The High School Division includes 200,000 members in 3,500 schools. The Collegiate Division includes over 15,000 members in 275 colleges and universities.  This is Xenia High School's first year of participating in DECA. Students must be enrolled in one of our Career-Tech Business, Marketing, and/or Finance courses to become and/or remain a member.

Special thanks goes out to our supportive instructors, Lisa Barton, Jonathan Binns, and Melissa Lemmon for actively judging and encouraging the students at last week’s competitive events. 


Students at BPA Competition


Elizabeth Fig, Shannon Steigler, Sabrina Linebaugh, Dylan Malone, Kristina Cooke, Rodney Sykes, Noah Krause, Dirk Russell


DECA 2017-18