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The Dalton Academy DECA Earns Chapter Honor

The Dalton Academy DECA in Dalton, Georgia was recently awarded the Achievement Level recognition in the DECA Membership Campaign 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.

 “At The Dalton Academy, our chapter has seen tremendous growth this year. That is, in large part, due to the hard work our students put forth to help our chapter develop and transform. This recognition goes to them,” said Matt Borgen, Marketing Teacher and DECA Advisor at The Dalton Academy.

Of the 3,200 DECA chapters, only 637 chapters earned recognition in DECA’s chapter campaigns and only 1,038 chapters earned recognition in DECA’s membership campaign.

In addition to this recognition, The Dalton Academy's DECA team recently experienced significant success at the region competition. Twelve students competed in the competition, with three students placing in their respective events. Bee Cochran placed third in Hotel and Lodging Management, John Carson placed third in Apparel and Accessories Marketing, and Naomi Lovo won first place in Food Marketing and became the first TDA student to advance to the state DECA competition. 

In its second year of existence, The Dalton Academy's DECA chapter is off to a strong start with plans to continue to grow in the future. 

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, experienced leaders.

For more information about DECA, visit