Audrey Williams, a junior at DeForest Area High School, was recently elected as the Wisconsin DECA Vice President of Community Service. Williams will serve the state for the 2018-2019 school year. She was chosen on March 5, by voting delegates representing all local chapters in Wisconsin during the DECA State Conference, held in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
As Vice President, Audrey will work with a state officer team to lead 11,000 high school members in over 100 schools throughout Wisconsin. According to the Wisconsin DECA website, this includes presenting workshops and speeches, executing their goals to advance state initiatives, and representing Wisconsin DECA at local chapter activities.
According to her local advisor John Webster, a marketing teacher at the high school, Audrey moved through an extensive application process that began in December. She submitted a personal portfolio of her accomplishments to a committee of business professionals who evaluated her qualifications for advancing onto the State Officer screening. The State Officer Screening took place at DeForest Area High School February 10, at this event students go through a variety of interviews and situational challenges in order to identify the best potential individuals to be the future leaders of Wisconsin DECA.
Wisconsin DECA State Officers are asked to be professional representatives of their state association to business partners, school administrators, state level Boards of Governors, and National DECA. During her term Audrey will be required to attend several local, state and national events including the International Career Development Conference in Atlanta, Georgia this coming April. She will be joined by 15 other DeForest DECA members who qualified at the state conference to compete at the national level. They include: Jacob Chambers, Sam Fisher, Conlan Gotzion, Rachel Anderson, Cole Bayer, Beau Blackdeer, Gift Chujor, Mason Hoffman, Emily Chermak, Sydney Shortreed, Jordan Wilson, Philip Chujor, Liam Sullivan, Xavier Zimmerman & Kylie Rogers.