- Loudoun County Public Schools
Virginia DECA Honors Caudill for Service
The Dominion High School DECA chapter has proudly supported Allyson Caudill during the 2020-21 school year as she has served as the Virginia DECA President.
DECA is an association of marketing students. Caudill is the first Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) student to serve as the Virginia DECA president.
Each year, Virginia DECA elects 10 student leaders to lead and plan a program of work for Virginia’s 13,000-plus DECA members. During this year of COVID, these student leaders have stepped out of the ordinary process to create innovative ways for DECA members to engage in community service, to complete competitive events and to achieve new levels of success. A year-long community service effort, #VADECACares, provided opportunities for members to focus on kindness, anti-bullying, and mental health through a variety of virtual events, social-media challenges and local activities.
The 2020-21 Virginia DECA state officers will be honored for their achievements at a virtual recognition during the State Leadership Conference on March 3.
“I couldn’t be prouder of all the things Ally has accomplished. I have seen her grow from a shy and reserved freshman to a confident leader her last two years as a state officer,” said Briana Owens, Dominion marketing teacher and DECA advisor. “Allyson has successfully led Virginia DECA through a completely virtual environment. She was able to overcome those hurdles and continued to create and provide resources to help the rest of her team. This year, Allyson helped implement Virginia DECA’s community service initiative, Virginia Cares. This initiative focused on the mental well-being of Virginia DECA’s members, advisors and those in the community. Allyson has been successful at competition and placed first in the state, along with her partner, Aidan Jones, when they created a program to teach elementary students the importance of personal finance and saving early with a fun character named Ollie the Oinker. Allyson’s contributions to Dominion DECA Virginia DECA and her community will not soon be forgotten and will be sorely missed.”
Published February 19, 2021