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HCS Students Show off Career Skills at DECA

HCS Students Show off Career Skills at DECA

Students from the DECA clubs at Aynor High, Myrtle Beach High, Socastee High, and St. James High attended the SC DECA State Conference in February, where they competed in various career-related events. We want to congratulate the eleven of those students who won first place in six different categories! 

DECA is a student-led organization that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. 

Here is the full list of winners:


  • 1st place, Employment Acquisition Event

    • Keegan Johnson

  • 1st place, Public Speaking Event

    • Amare Teel

Myrtle Beach

  • 1st place, Principles of Business Administration

    • Tia Boatwright


  • 1st place, Project Management: Community Giving

    • Hailey Panza

    • Georgia Birch

    • Jossalyn Vereen

  • 1st place, Project Management: Sales Project

    • Danielle Macanas

    • Madelynne Murray

    • Emma Murphy

St. James

  • 1st place, Entrepreneurship: Independent Business Plan

    • Paycen Kempton

    • Delaney Thomas