Ben Barber DECA Earns Chapter Honors


We are so excited to announce that our DECA chapter has received national recognition for community service work this school year! With over 100 members, our DECA chapter is stronger than ever and continues to grow. Please read the press release below to learn more about their amazing work. 



Ben Barber DECA Earns Chapter Honors

District 7 – Ben Barber DECA in Mansfield, TX was recently awarded the Membership, Promotional, and Community Service Campaign awards for the 2022-2023 school year. The results were announced on 

Each year, DECA recognizes leading chapters that have built strong local programs focused on serving an exceptional number of members, advisors, alumni, and business partners. These chapters and individuals dedicate their year to academic and career preparation, community service projects, membership recruitment, school outreach activities and other DECA-related endeavors. The chapter’s advisor and student leaders have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to DECA. 

-DECA’s membership campaign is designed to help chapters grow by making the DECA experience available to more student members, keeping alumni involved, and engaging professional members such as administrators, teachers, parents and business partners (110 members last year to 152 members this year).

-DECA’s promotional campaign provides chapter members an opportunity to share with their school and community what DECA is all about and how their chapter is making a positive impact on its members and community (recruiting, helping with Toys for Tots, and partnering with Mansfield Chamber of Commerce on various activities).

-In DECA’s community service campaign, chapters held a community service activity, engaged at least 75% of its members, and created at least one form of publicity or promotion (Mansfield Mission Center canned food drive).

“Our officer team has led the charge in achieving these awards throughout the year. The time and effort that everyone puts in isn’t always seen, but it sure does feel good to be recognized” said Casey Crow- Business Teacher/DECA Advisor at Ben Barber Innovation Academy].

Of the 3,000 DECA chapters, only 450 chapters earned recognition in DECA’s chapter campaigns and 1300 chapters earned recognition in DECA’s membership campaign.

The DECA chapter advisors at Ben Barber Innovation Academy are Natalie Wilson, Leslie Waldson, Casey Crow, and Sophia Hoenig.

About DECA Inc.
DECA is a career and technical student organization that prepares over 225,000 emerging leaders and entrepreneurs who are interested in careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. DECA enhances the preparation for college and careers by providing co-curricular programs that integrate into classroom instruction, apply learning, connect to business and promote competition. DECA student members leverage their DECA experience to become academically prepared, community-oriented, professionally responsible, and experienced leaders.


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