Officers and Advisors
President: Jake Scharff
My name is Jake Scharff and I am your 2017-18 FCHS DECA President. I am in 11th grade. I first joined DECA as a freshman. I joined DECA because I wanted to explore my interest in marketing and I also joined because I wanted to compete.
I have competed each year that I have been in DECA. Competition is my favorite part about DECA because it is the most fun. In competition you have to be able to think on your feet and be ready for any situation. That is why I love competition. DECA has also helped me to build friendships that I wouldn't trade for the world. Overall DECA has played a large part in making me the person who I am today. It has made me a better public speaker, problem solver, and thinker. DECA is very important to me and I look forward to being able to lead the chapter to great things during the 2017-18 school year!
VP of Marketing: Allison Lee
My name is Allison Lee and I'm a junior here at FCHS! I am your DECA VP of Marketing for the 2017-2018 school year! I joined DECA because I had heard a lot about it but didn't quite know what it was. I thought it would be a fun way to make new friends and have some really cool experiences. My favorite part of DECA is competition. The past 2 years, I wrote business plans for my event and that was one of the most rewarding things I've ever done! My first year, I placed 3rd at state and the second year I placed 1st at state competition. Both years I got to advance to the international level of competition where I placed in the top 20%! I am excited to take on this year and look forward to meeting all of the new and old DECA members!
VP of Hospitality: Bella Stanley
My name is Bella Stanley and I'm a sophomore this year. I'm your 2017-2018 VP of Hospitality. I love DECA because of how much I love marketing and the competition atmosphere, and I have met so many great people. I can't wait to see what this year brings!
VP of Finance: Emma Harding
My name is Emma Harding and I am a sophomore at Forsyth Central High school. I am your VP of Finance for Forsyth Central's DECA chapter this year! DECA is such an amazing organization that has allowed for me to experience many great new things. This is my 2nd year in DECA and I am supper excited for the many years ahead. Last year I competed in a role play at Regional Competition but went onto State Competition attending the Emerging Leadership Academy. From there, I moved on to go to ICDC in Anaheim, California to attend the Emerging Leadership Academy, called IGNITE. Going to the many leadership academies has allowed for me to develop the right skills that will help me with my leadership position as VP of Finance this year!
VP of Leadership: Morgan McClure
My name is Morgan McClure, I'm a senior, and I'm your 2017-2018 VP of Leadership. I joined DECA to get involved with a school club, and as a member of DECA I have not only met new friends, I have also gained public speaking and communication skills. My favorite things about DECA are the competitions and the social events, and I look forward to leading FCHS DECA during the upcoming school year!
VP of Career Development: Gabriella Pace
Hello! My name is Gabriella Pace and I am your 2017-2018 VP of Career Development. I am a junior at Forsyth Central High School. I have been in DECA since my freshman year and I have loved it! I joined because I was encouraged by my marketing teacher, I was always interested in the business world as well as wanting to improve on my knowledge and communication skills, not only in DECA, but in real life. I love how it prepare students for what the business world is like and giving them the ability to shine with leadership skills. I love all of the people I've met and have grown to become friends with. I am super excited to see what's in store for our chapter this year!
Hospitality Committee Chair: Claire Han
My name is Claire Han and I'm a sophomore here at Forsyth Central High School. I am your hospitality committee chair. I love DECA and competing because it gives me the opportunity to meet new people and compete in events I feel passionate about. DECA has opened up so much opportunities for me and I can't wait to compete this following year and attend all the events our DECA chapter host for us.
Marketing Committee Chair: Kaylee Kallam
My name is Kaylee Kallam and I am a junior. I am the Marketing Committee Chair. I joined DECA because I thought it would be a fun way to get involved with my school. My favorite thing about DECA is the amount of new people I get to interact with and work with.
Leadership Committee Chair: Lidia Cholak
Hello, I’m Lidia Cholak and I am the Chairman of Leadership. I am a sophomore this year, I got involved with DECA so I could improve on talking with my peers. Competition has broadened my perspective on how marketing is used every day. DECA is a great way to get plugged into FCHS and I’m am excited to see what this year will lead us to.