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High School DECA

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

Guiding Principles
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:

         Academically prepared
              DECA members are ambitious, high-achieving leaders equipped to conquer the challenges of their aspirations.
        Community oriented
              Recognizing the benefit of service and responsibility to the community, 
              DECA members continually impact and improve their local and broader communities.
        Professionally responsible
              DECA members are poised professionals with ethics, integrity and high standards.
        Experienced leaders
              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.


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District Conference

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

State Conference

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

2022 - 2024 MS DECA Theme

Pamela Lee

DECA State Advisor