thINC College and Career Academy DECA participated at the Regional Competition on December 1, at Columbus State University. Students had to take a 100-question test in a specific marketing area and had to complete a role play in front of a judge from that specific industry.

thINC College and Career Academy had 12 participants whom were led by Ms. Jami Briggs:

1. Seth Adams

2. Hannah Asbell

3. Kelviski Billingslea

4. Shelby Culver

5. Jessica Emery

6. Jacob Howard

7. Leah Jackson

8. Haley Noles

9. Maddie Patton

10. Slone Raper

11. Tal Thompson

12. Emily Young

4th place winners and their categories were:

~Jessica Emery – Hotel and Lodging Management

~ Maddie Patton – Sports and Entertainment Marketing

3rd place winner and their categories were:

~Slone Raper – Personal Financial Literacy

1st place winners and her categories were:

~Jacob Howard - Restaurant and Food Service Management

~Leah Jackson – Personal Financial Literacy

~Emily Young – Job Interview

Overall, thINC DECA took 5th place at regions!!!

The above winners will now move on to the State Competition. thINC DECA will also have others starting their competition at State the State Career Development Conference on February 16-18 in Atlanta and hopefully then on to the International Competition in Anaheim, CA.