Grundy County High School DECA attended the state Career Development Conference held at Opryland Hotel on March 12 -14. Students competed in events such as Apparel and Accessories Marketing, Accounting Applications, Automotive Services, and more.
Three students received recognition while at the CDC: Trent Hampton for Principals of Business Management and Emily Masters and Sam Cassidy in Marketing Communications Team Decision Making.
At the conference, Ty Sanders was named the 2015-2016 DECA Middle Tennessee Vice President during the closing ceremony of the DECA state CDC. Ty is the first DECA state officer from Grundy County High School. Ty is the son of the late Tony and Nikki Sanders and the grandson of Greg Ross of Gruetli-Laager. He is 18 years old and a senior at GCHS. He plans to attend the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and major in communications.
Ty will be representing the state of Tennessee at the International Career Development Conference in Orlando, Florida, which will be held April 24 -29. Throughout his time as DECA MTVP, Ty will travel to Washington, D.C., Austin, TX, Phoenix, AZ, and various other locations to participate in workshops and leadership training.
Ty would like to thank all of those that helped to make his campaign a success including his senior classmates, supporting teachers, and the community for their monetary and moral support during the campaigning process. He would especially like to thank his chapter advisors and mentors – Jessica Lusk, Shandah Brady, and Franklin Cammack for all of their help.
GCHS DECA would like to thank the community for the donut orders, t-shirt purchases, and pageant entries during the fundraising process.