Career and Technical Student Organizations
DECA – International Division of Marketing Students, Marketing Education
Advisors – Ms. Kristy Estok, Mrs. Harriet Norris, Mrs. Lygia Wicker, Mr. Andrae Jacobs, Mrs. Vicki Locklear, Ms. Rebekah Jackson
DECA helps students to develop skills for successful business careers, build self–esteem, experience leadership and practice community service. DECA members create friendships with like–minded people from all over the world at career and leadership conferences and build resumes that move them to the top of the job and college application list. www.deca.org
- LCHS DECA is an association of Marketing students. We are a part of the Triad Region- District 4. District 4 is made up of schools from the following counties: Caswell, Person, Granville, Vance, Warren, Alamance, Orange, Durham, Franklin, Chatham, and Lee.
We do a field trip to the fair as our Marketing Leadership trip. We attend the Student Leadership Conference for chapter officers in Raleigh. We attend the DECA Day with the Charlotte Bobcats and/or the Carolina Hurricanes, most years, both. We compete at the District and State levels every year. The past 4 years we have also competed at the National level. The past two years, we have attended the Sports and Entertainment Marketing Conference in Orlando, FL.
FCCLA – Future Career and Community Leaders of America, Family and Consumer Sciences
Advisors – Mrs. Sabrina Baldwin, Ms. Wanda Wetzger, Mrs. Joy Hale, Mrs. Lisa Harrington
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization for young men and women in Family and Consumer Sciences education in public and private school through grade 12. Everyone is part of a family, and FCCLA is the only national Career and Technical Student Organization with the family as its central focus. Since 1945, FCCLA members have been making a difference in their families, careers, and communities by addressing important personal, work, and societal issues through family and consumer sciences education. www.fcclainc.org/
FFA, Agricultural Education
Advisor – Ms. Katelyn Lewis
FFA members are part of a total agricultural education program that connects students to exciting careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture. FFA is only one of the three essential components of the program, all of which work together to provide members with leadership, academic and career experiences essential for success. www.ffa.org/
HOSA – Health Occupations Students of America
Advisor – Ms. Barbara Purcell
HOSA is a national student organization endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education Division of ACTE. HOSA's two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA's goal is to encourage all health occupations instructors and students to join and be actively involved in the HSE-HOSA Partnership.
SkillsUSA – Trade and Industrial Education
Advisors – Mr. Jeffrey Coggins, Mr. Tony Martin, Mr. Quinlan Henry, Mr. Anderson Frye, Mr. Chris Garner, Mr. Jevon Wade
Mission: SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world-class workers and responsible American citizens.
SkillsUSA is an applied method of instruction for preparing America’s high performance workers enrolled in public career and technical programs. It provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development. It builds and reinforces self-confidence, work attitudes and communications skills. It emphasizes total quality at work—high ethical standards, superior work skills, life-long education, and pride in the dignity of work. SkillsUSA also promotes understanding of the free-enterprise system and involvement in community service. www.skillsusa.org
NTHS - National Technical Honor Society
Advisor - Mrs. Jamie Henry and Mr. Andy Frye
To be eligible for NTHS, students must be a Sophomore, Junior or Senior, have a 3.0 cumulative GPA, be involved in a Career and Technical Student Organization, and be enrolled in or have taken a level 2 or honors CTE course.
NTHS is the acknowledged leader in the recognition of outstanding student achievement in career and technical education. Over 2200 schools and colleges throughout the U.S. and its territories are affiliated with the society. Member schools agree that NTHS encourages higher scholastic achievement, cultivates a desire for personal excellence, and helps top students find success in today’s highly competitive workplace.
Purpose of NTHS·To recognize and honor excellence in career and technical education·To encourage students to reach for higher levels of achievement, develop self-esteem and pride·To champion a stronger, more positive image for career and technical education in America·To promote critical work-place values– skill development, honesty, responsibility, service, scholarship, citizenship, and leadership·To help member schools and colleges build and maintain effective partnerships with local businesses and industry·To provide greater career opportunities for the NTHS membership and·To promote educational excellence in America