Triton_hughes-decaCongratulations to Tiffaney Hughes, from Triton Jr.-Sr. High School. She participated in the state DECA  (Distributive Education Clubs of America) competition and received a medallion for competency of 85 or greater in her category of Apparel and Accessories Marketing.  DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

Seven Triton Jr.-Sr.High School students enjoyed the experience of participating in the Indiana state DECA competition.  They are motivated to become more engaged in DECA in the future so they are prepared to meet the challenges next year and move on to nationals.

“This was a valuable opportunity for Triton students to experience a real-world business conference and interact with advisers, students, college representatives, and business professionals from around the state,” said Donna Burroughs, Superintendent of Triton Schools.

DECA is in its third year at Triton.  Mrs. Tracie Vermillion, business teacher, is the sponsor.


Triton_DECA @ STate 2017Ten members of Triton’s business club, DECA, attended the Indiana Career Development Conference in Indianapolis this past weekend. Students had the opportunity to compete in a variety of business disciplines by taking a test and performing role plays in front of judges. The student test scores were averaged with their role play scores to determine the top three winners in each category to represent Indiana DECA at the International conference. Students were also recognized for their outstanding achievement of earning a score of 85 or above on either the test or a role play by receiving competency medallions. Triton had one competency medallion winner, Tiffaney Hughes, in the Apparel & Accessories Marketing category. Congratulations Tiffany!!

All Triton students represented our school with pride and professionalism throughout the three day conference. These students gained valuable knowledge and made connections with students, advisers, college representatives, and business professionals from across the state. They had the opportunity to hear motivational speakers, attend leadership workshops, and participate in a voting session. In addition, we had the opportunity to attend the NFL Combine Experience while we were in Indianapolis. Students had to wear professional business attire for all DECA testing sessions, role plays, and conference sessions. What a valuable three days for these students to experience a real-world business conference.

Members who attended are Izzy Cretcher, Abigail Powell, Haylee Copsey, Whytnie Miller, Hannah Woodard, Karianne Dunifin, Haley Hooley, Tiffaney Hughes, Adam Stevens, and Wyatt Stephan