Holt High School senior Jacob Teater has been elected as the Missouri DECA District 6 Vice President for the 2018-19 school year. State officers were elected and installed during the Missouri DECA Fall Leadership and State Officer Election Conference, held Oct. 14-15 in Lake Ozark, Missouri. The annual state conference was attended by more than 600 high school marketing students and their teachers.
The newly elected state officers were determined on the basis of their written test, screening and nominating committee interview, as well as the number of ballots cast by the voting delegates after showing their campaign videos during the opening session. Serving as a state officer provides DECA members the opportunity to develop the leadership skills and professionalism that are essential for a successful career.
Teater has a 3.9 GPA and is enrolled in two Advanced Placement (AP) classes. He is in his third year in DECA and currently serves as the Holt chapter president. Teater is the parliamentarian of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), a Link Crew Leader, a member of Student Council, and is a four-year varsity player for Holt’s soccer team. He plans to continue his education and pursue a degree in marketing education or human resources management. “I am beyond excited to be serving as the Missouri DECA District 6 Vice President,” shared Teater. “I have truly given 110 percent to the organization and cannot wait to be able to lead Missouri DECA this year to success. I’m looking forward to not only helping others, but honing my own leadership skills.”
DECA is an international association of high school students studying marketing, finance, hospitality and management. Missouri DECA is a nationally recognized association with close to 7,500 members. There are 12 DECA districts and 154 DECA chapters in Missouri. For more information, please visit the DECA website at www.deca.org.