Grayson County DECA came away from regional competition with top honors across the board, including a record 72 students who will move on to state competition in March. The group was recognized for having the largest chapter in Region 2, as well as the largest percentage of membership increase from last year, Grayson County will also be represented with two regional officers next year: Ashton Filburn, President and Cody Swift, Parliamentarian. Current chapter president Leah Zurmehly was named the region’s Outstanding KY DECA Member of the Year and Dawn Dunaway was runner up.
Team and individual honors went to: (First Place) Lauren Allen, Katie Atkins, Alexis Schmidt, Community Service Project; Hannah Ashley, Jessica Hughes, Marketing Communications Team; Bryce Bratcher, Automotive Service Marketing; James Childress, Retail Merchandising; Bret Crawford, Maggie Lush, Tyler White, International Business Plan; Dawn Dunaway, Tara Dunaway, Entrepreneurship Promotion Plan; Samual Embry, Principles of Marketing; Kendra Goodman, Hotel and Lodging Management; Corbin Harris, Jordan Horsley, Ben Nelson, Financial Literacy Promotion Plan; Logan Hart, Principles of Business Management and Administration; Jackson Henderson, Human Resources Management; Rebecca Higdon, Kristen Tilford, Business Law & Ethics; Kateline Metcalfe, Logan Stevenson, Madyson Wieland, Public Relations Project; Kenadie Minton, Entrepreneurship Participating Franchise; Megan Poindexter, Creative Marketing Project; Leah Zurmehly, Entrepreneurship Written; (Second Place) Katie Beeler, Logan Nichols, Abi Powell, International Business Plan; Kacie Blain, Ashton Filburn, Creative Marketing Project; Karlie Blain, Principles of Marketing; Braxton Bratcher, Retail Merchandising; Alisha Brown, Madi Thomas, Entrepreneurship Written; McKenzie Bryant, Quick Serve Restaurant Management; Austin Clemons, Automotive Services Marketing; Jessica Curd, Sarah Pierce, Financial Services Team; Dylan Decker, Abbey Gibson, Marketing Communications Team; Rachael Downs, Kelsey Embry, Public Relations Project; Zach Downs, Business Finance; Wyatt Jaggers, Sports and Entertainment Series; Alisa Johnston, Hotel and Lodging Management; Ashton Lindsey, Marketing Management; Catey Logsdon, Dana Lucas, Buying and Merchandising Team; Machala Perkins, Community Service Project; (Third Place) Seth Cardwell, Restaurant and Food Service Management; Ivanna Coffey, Automotive Services Marketing; Jacob Hart, Hotel and Lodging Management; Kristen Kerr, KY Marketing; Eric Liptak, Principles of Business Management and Administration; Kevin Wilson, Principles of Hospitality; (Fourth Place) Alex Burden, Sports and Entertainment Series; Ross Embry, Business Services Marketing; Kaylyn Hagan, Apparel and Accessories; (Fifth Place) Kristen Davis, Lauren Risinger, Hospitality Services Team; Austin Escue, Business Services Marketing; Lauren Henderson, Apparel and Accessories; Megan Mudd, Principles of Hospitality; (Sixth Place) Emma Escue, Breanna Minton, Travel and Tourism Team; (Seventh Place) Cole Akridge, Gage Akridge, Sports and Entertainment Series; Cody Swift, Business Services Marketing; (Eighth Place) Josh Hill, Austin Ragland, Sports and Entertainment Series
Ashton Filburn, President, and Cody Swift, Parliamentarian, are sworn in as Region 2 officers, 2013 – 14.
Region 2 DECA Member of the Year Leah Zurmehly and runner up, Dawn Dunaway.
All 72 of these students will move on to state competition in Louisville next month.