Graves County DECA team takes the win


Picture taken by Kailey Crouch

Grave County’s DECA team went to state this year and ended up with a long list of wins.

The DECA competition is for students who want to go down the path of becoming entrepreneurs in hospitality, finance, management, and marketing. The whole competition helps put these future leaders in a situation where they must present and make decisions for the better of the people they are serving.

At DECA state there were a lot of categories and many of Graves County’s students participated, including Brooklyn Williams who was elected as Kentucky Vice-President for DECA, and Emily Oliver who was an Outstanding chapter member.

“I think the way we prepare for competition at GCHS is one of the best in the State. Through having weekly help sessions, doing in-school practice, and having our chapter advisor, Mrs.McKee, always around to ask questions, we do a great job getting ready for DECA competitions. The competition aspect itself is something we do not have much control over, but we wish for the best outcome possible for all competitors,” Brooklyn William stated about her experience at DECA State.

At the competition, Graves county finished with five 1st place wins in the National Events and ten 1st place wins in the State Events.