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Preparing for the future

Posted on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 11:26 am

At the start of December last year, news came back of the splash Washington & Lee High School’s DECA chapter made in their first year back in operation. On the week before Christmas, the winners in DECA’s regional competition from that chapter were recognized and honored by the School Board.

To give an idea of the size of this accomplishment, the chapter of DECA here in Westmoreland County got recognized back near the end of October last year and immediately had to head to the Regionals competition that took place on November 28 at Spotsylvania Town Center. Of the nine students that were sent in, six are headed to the State level over in Virginia Beach this March. Compare that to counties like King George, which brought over forty members and has had an established DECA chapter for far longer, and yet two-thirds students from Westmoreland County were able to secure their spot.

When addressing the School Board, Justin Savoy made no bones about how significant of an achievement this was for Kendrick Abrams, Somer Cox, Nature Cox, Jasmine Tate, Anthony Means, and Caitlin Watkins, each of which made it at least into the ranking top three of their categories for their role play, test, or overall score.

“Their determination served them very well at Regionals, and their placement shows just how much their hard work paid off.”

For the full article, pick up the latest Westmoreland News 1/9/19