DECA students place at states, Kenyon moves on to nationals


Jenna Taormina

Emily Kenyon will compete at DECA Nationals in California next month


Gloucester High School’s own Emily Kenyon placed fourth in her category at the state DECA competition on March 9th. This earned her a spot in the national competition in California.

Twenty GHS students attended the competition at the Copley Plaza Marriott in Boston. The team of Ruby Melvin, Elizabeth Luster, and Zoe Venetsanakos placed top ten in their category. Delaney Benchoff also placed within the top ten in her category.

The students who placed within the top four or five at districts were given the opportunity to compete at the statewide competition.

Within the three day competition, students not only gave their presentations and role plays, but they also completed workshops that required them to think creatively and problem solve.

“It was a great experience.” said Kenyon, “I’m excited to go to California for nationals.”

Not only did Kenyon receive an award for fourth place overall, but she also scored first place in her first out of two role plays in the mini awards ceremony.

If you see Emily, be `sure to congratulate her!