DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.
Our guiding principles explain how we fulfill our mission by addressing what we do and the outcomes we expect. DECA enhances the preparation for college and careers by providing co-curricular programs that integrate into classroom instruction, applying learning in the context of business, connecting to business and the community and promoting competition. Our student members leverage their DECA experience to become:
DECA members are ambitious, high-achieving leaders equipped to conquer the challenges of their aspirations.
Recognizing the benefit of service and responsibility to the community,
DECA members continually impact and improve their local and broader communities.
DECA members are poised professionals with ethics, integrity and high standards.
DECA members are empowered through experience to provide effective leadership through goal setting, consensus building and project implementation.
Attributes and Values
Our attributes and values describe DECA's priorities and standards. We value competence, innovation, integrity and teamwork.
- About DECA Video
- National DECA website
- MISSISSIPPI DECA CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS
- State Scholarship Guidelines and Application
- 2022 - 2023 MS DECA Guide
October 17, 2022, Courtyard by Marriott Beachfront Gulfport
District 1- January 12, 2023 - Mississippi College, Clinton, MS
District II- January 17, 2023 - Olive Branch HS, Olive Branch, MS
District III- January 18, 2023 - Itawamba CC, Belden Campus, Belden, MS
District IV- January 27, 2023 - Co-Lin CC, Wesson, MS
District V- January 31, 2023 - Mississippi Gulf Coast CC, Biloxi, MS
February 16-17, 2023 - Bancorp Arena, Tupelo, MS
April 22 - 25, 2023, Orlando, Florida
MS DECA State Action Officers
President- Payton Arrington
Vice President of Leadership- Alexandria Brock
Vice President of Communication - Camden Flowers
Vice President of Marketing - Kori Edwards
District 1 Coordinator - Emily Bridges
District 2 Coordinator - Alonah Stephenson
District 3 Coordinator - Gabrielle Grubbs
District 5 Coordinator - Wyatt Gregory
October 26, 2021, Jackson Convention Center, Jackson, MS
2021 - 2022 State Officers
2022 - 2024 MS DECA Theme