DECA Recognition

Ponaganset High School DECA Earns Chapter Honor
Posted on 12/20/2021


December 20, 2021

Contact: Alex MacLeod

Linda Murphy

Lisa Laferriere


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Ponaganset High School DECA Earns Chapter Honor

North Scituate, RI – Ponaganset High School DECA in North Scituate, RI was recently awarded the 2021-2022 DECA Membership Campaign Award for the 2021-2022 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 advisors 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.

Chapter Advisor, Alex MacLeod, a school counselor at Ponaganset High School states, “This award would not have been possible without the outstanding leadership and initiative of our current chapter President, Nick Hooper.” MacLeod adds, “Nick is a senior and four-year member of the club. The inspiration to form the club at Ponaganset High School in December, 2017, was provided by three best friends, hockey players, and PHS Alumni, Max Swanson, Nathan Watts and Ryan Watts. Through their leadership and success, the club grew and Nick was encouraged to join. Four years later, Nick has embraced the “torch” handed down to him and has risen to the occasion as a leader and mentor in DECA. Nick and his outstanding group of officers, including Sara Sepe, Ally Pezza, Carlena Smith, and Tswvyim Xiong have been amazing.”

Of the 3,000 DECA chapters, only 450 chapters earned recognition in DECA’s chapter campaigns and only 775 chapters earned recognition in DECA’s membership campaign.

The DECA chapter advisors at Ponaganset High School are Alex MacLeod, Linda Murphy and Lisa Laferriere.

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.


If you're looking for a last minute gift idea, look no further than the PHS DECA Club. We are selling Ponaganset Ties and Ponaganset Sunglasses. If you act now, we can probably make them available for pick up by Wednesday, December 22 - If after the holidays, you want to purchase a tie for your student or sunglasses to hit the slopes or simply look cool, just follow the links below.





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