Belmont DECA sent six student volunteers to judge at a regional high school DECA competition on Jan. 30. The competition hosted several hundred students from the surrounding area to participate in business based scenario presentations to for advancement to the state level.
DECA Vice President Clark Buckner said, “The Belmont DECA chapter is overflowing with talent, and we wanted to give back in a way that could make an impact with younger students who share similar passions.”
The students judged restaurant and food service management, sports and entertainment marketing, accounting and management.
“Being a judge for the high school DECA members was truly a rewarding experience. I remember what it felt like being in their seats, and I am grateful for the confidence that DECA has brought me,” said volunteer judge Mandy Strader.
The chapter is planning to help with the February competitions as well as the state competition.