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Three Lamar CISD DECA Chapters Receive Thrive Level Recognition During CTE Month

Feb 14, 2024 | Lamar CISD Communications

Lamar CISD is proud to observe Career and Technical Education (CTE) during the month of February. To enhance the district’s CTE pathways, several campuses have a DECA chapter. Foster High School, Fulshear High School, and George Ranch High School recently achieved Thrive level recognition by DECA’s Chapter Campaigns for the 2023-2024 school year. 

DECA prepares future leaders for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges. Throughout the school year, students and advisors are laser-focused on academic and career preparation, community service projects, membership recruitment and school outreach activities. 

Every fall, DECA selects exceptional chapters that have built strong programs focused on serving local members, advisors, alumni, and business partners. The Lamar CISD DECA chapters achieved the following recognitions: 

  • FosterHS: Chapter Membership, Community Service, and the Promotional Campaigns 
  • Fulshear HS: Community Service and Promotional Campaigns 
  • George Ranch HS: Community Service, Promotional, and Ethical Leadership Campaigns  

“In Lamar CISD, our students are always reaching for the stars, not only focusing on their everyday responsibilities, but also being proactive about their future,” Lamar CISD Superintendent Dr. Roosevelt Nivens said. “I am not only proud of our future generations, but also our staff. I get to witness the amount of support and care they show our students to be successful.” 

Out of the 3,800 international DECA chapters, 789 chapters earned recognition in chapter campaigns, and 986 chapters earned recognition in membership campaign. 

“I am extremely proud of all the DECA chapters,” Lamar CISD Career & Technical Education (CTE) Coordinator Kristin Gann said. “The time and effort that each chapter gave as they worked to earn these campaigns is remarkable.” 

All three Lamar CISD chapters will be commended at DECA’s International Career Development Conference (ICDC) held on April 27-30 in Anaheim, California. 

In collaboration with business and community partnerships, the District provides a curriculum of career opportunities including industry-based certifications, post-secondary credit, high level academics and technical skills to cultivate life-long learners.