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"Experience The Difference"
"Geaux Beyond"

"Preparing Emerging Leaders and Entrepreneurs for
over 77 years"

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DECA is an academic, professional association of high school and college students with an interest in careers within the fields of marketing, finance, hospitality/tourism, culinary arts, fashion merchandising, retailing, and business management.

DECA's purpose is to:

  • integrate into classroom instruction through authentic, experiential learning methods that prepare members for college and careers,

  • apply learning by having members put their knowledge into action through rigorous project-based activities that require creative solutions with practical outcomes.

  • connect to businesses to provide members realistic insight into industry and to promote meaningful, relevant learning.

  • promote competition which drives members to excel and improve their performance.


These purposes determine the character of our chapter activities.  Through these DECA prepares the next generation to be academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, and experienced leaders. 


DECA is comprised of over 245,000 members in the U.S. and internationally.  Louisiana DECA currently accounts for over 1,200 of these members.


DECA is designated by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

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We beat our goal!

Louisiana DECA Membership Drive

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Chapters which increase membership over last year's membership will receive the following rewards at CDC (if the school attends):
Just Beyond      $25 gift card to ShopDECA
Going Beyond    $40 gift card to ShopDECA
Went Way Beyond     $60 gift card to ShopDECA

Any chapter with 100 or more members
have reached the
Above & Beyond level and
will receive a DECA blazer plus
$60 gift card to ShopDECA.
Awards will be given at the state conference
and only to those chapters present.

Chapter Campaigns

Thrive Level

Green Oaks Performing Arts Academy

University View Academy

Vidalia High School

Walker High School


Achievement Level

Abbeville High School

Acadiana High School

Cedar Creek School

Membership Achievement Level

Baton Rouge Magnet High School

North Central High School

Sam Houston High School

University View High School


only given to those chapters attending the CDC

Went Way Beyond-$60

  • Abbeville High School

  • Acadiana High School

  • Baton Rouge Magnet High School

  • Bryd High School

  • Franklin Parish High School

  • LaSAS

  • North Central High School

  • South Plaquemines High School

  • University View Academy

  • Vidalia High School

Going Beyond -$40

Just Beyond-$25

  • Caddo Career & Technology Center

  • Phoenix High School

  • Walker High School

Above & Beyond-100 members

  • Baton Rouge Magnet High

  • University View Academy

DECA's Annual Pumpkin Contest is always a great time for members and advisors to bond with their chapters, show off their creative talents and share their DECA spirit. This year's contest had a record number of entries, with 650+ submissions from members all across the DECA world! Louisiana DECA is proud to announce that one of our very own in the Most Creative Pumpkin category won 1st place! Congratulations, Evie Parks from University View Academy, Louisiana!

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Evie Parks | University View Academy, Louisiana

DECA Inc. and Louisiana DECA stands against racism in all forms. As community oriented and professionally

responsible leaders, we celebrate diversity and inclusion and embrace our role in shaping a better future.


We stand in solidarity with the African American, Black, Native American,  Indian, Asian American, Chicano,

Hispanic, Latino, European, Middle Eastern, and Caucasian communities - our members, alumni, partners and

employees - in the fight against systemic racism and injustice.


DECA Inc. is committed to creating and maintaining a healthy and respectful environment for all of our emerging leaders and entrepreneurs. Our philosophy is to ensure all members, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status are treated equally and respectfully. Any behavior in the form of discrimination, harassment, or bullying will not be tolerated. It is the responsibility of all members to uphold and contribute to this climate.





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Membership Count

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Support Sponsors Who Support La. DECA
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Association Advisors                                  Office

High School Association

Paul Grethel


Collegiate Association

Ashley Martinez

26236 Wax Rd.

Denham Springs, LA 70726

TEL    504-301-7194

FAX    225-683-8610

TEAM #78  Association Officers 


Brock Sykes, President (EC)
University View Academy
Cell: 985-320-9788 
Facebook: Brock Sykes
X: @deca_brock
Instagram: @deca.brock


Adiella Keyser, Vice-President of Marketing & Communications (EC)
Vidalia HS
Cell: 601-344-3349
Facebook: Adiella Keyser
X: @AdiellaKeyser
Instagram: @deca.adiella


Aurora-Belle Livingston, Vice-President of Hospitality (EC)
Walker HS
Cell: 225-439-9888 
Instagram: @deca.aurora

Elizabeth Sierra, Vice-President of Leadership (EC)
Acadiana HS
Cell: 337-706-6831
Instagram: @deca.elizabeth_sierra



Khadija Henni, Vice-President of Finance and Career Development
Denham Springs High School
Cell: 225-305-4673
Instagram: @deca.khadija


Ian Lai, Vice-President of Membership & Outreach (EC)
Baton Rouge Magnet High 
Cell: 225-614-0249
Instagram: @deca.ian


Dennis Volentine

Keith Traylor

Carol Borskey

Rae Broussard

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