Cooper students receive DECA Emerging Leader awards

Cooper High School students Elena Gentry, Jennifer Gray, Jael Kerandi, Keon Gates, Patricia Bartos and Skylar Smiley received 2017 DECA Emerging Leader awards for their participation in DECA.

Honorees must be seniors with a grade point average of 3.2 or higher. The students study marketing, finance, hospitality and management through DECA, with the goal of being academically prepared, community orientated, professionally responsible leaders in their careers.

DECA has members worldwide, and prepares participating high school students for college and careers through co-curricular opportunities.