WRENTHAM — Superintendent Paul Zinni, King Philip DECA Marketing Coordinator James Dow and King Philip DECA Vice President of Marketing Riley Abrams are pleased to share an update on the new year for King Philip Regional High School DECA.
Despite the setbacks resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, last year was a huge success for King Philip DECA, the high school’s internationally recognized student business and marketing organization. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, the International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Nashville, Tennessee in April was cancelled. KP DECA members stayed safe at home while still being recognized for their outstanding work in marketing, entrepreneurship and community service through the year.
At this year’s state conference in Boston, 52 students qualified for ICDC. Senior Tadgh Keller was elected as a state officer and has begun to take part in Massachusetts DECA’s state action team. Additionally, King Philip DECA will be welcoming sophomores for the third year in a row as well as congratulating the first senior class with three years of experience in DECA.
Elections for junior and sophomore representatives will be held in the beginning of September. These representatives will be joining the King Philip DECA officer team and will represent their sophomore and junior classes.
This year, KP DECA’s senior officer team includes:
- President Audrey Leonard
- Vice President of Leadership Kristina Conlon
- Vice President of Hospitality Ajae Olsen
- Vice President of Finance Cole Breen
- Vice President of Career Development Courtney Keswick
- Vice President of Marketing Riley Abrams
- State Officer Tadhg Keller
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the annual King Philip DECA breakfast and installation ceremony to officially open the King Philip DECA season has yet to be scheduled, as officers wait for updates for the upcoming school year.
“Despite the challenges resulting from the pandemic, we are still excited to celebrate the induction of new members and our senior officers,” Vice President Abrams said. “We are all excited to see what the 2020-21 King Philip DECA season has in store.”
About King Philip DECA
King Philip DECA is a high school business organization. The group is part of a larger network of more than 215,000 high school students around the world. DECA prepares young leaders and entrepreneurs in high schools and colleges globally for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management.