Emerging Leader Honor Award


DECA Emerging Leader Honor Award

The Emerging Leader Honor Award is a key way for DECA members in their senior year of high school to distinguish themselves and the experience and success they have gained on the DECA emerging leadership journey.

DECA Seniors are recognized for all their years as student members and their pursuit of the DECA Guiding Principles to be academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, and experienced leaders.

Eligible recipients of the DECA Emerging Leader Honor Award must:

  1. Be a DECA member at the local, chartered association and DECA Inc. levels

  2. Be a senior

  3. Have an overall cumulative grade point average of 3.2 for the seven previous semesters (with 4.0 being equal to an A)

  4. Complete one course in any one of the following areas:
    – Marketing
    – Business Management & Administration
    – Entrepreneurship
    – Finance
    – Hospitality and Tourism

  5. Participate in at least three of the areas listed under Community Oriented, Professionally Responsible and Experienced Leader

Applications are due January 30 each year.

Find Out More

Contact your DECA Teacher Advisor for more information or visit the Emerging Leader Honor Award program for application procedures and criteria.