ADVISOR OF THE YEAR
Each year, the advisors of Washington DECA nominate one of their peers who has gone above and beyond in supporting Washington DECA and preparing students for area, state, and international competition. The Advisor of the Year is selected based on their commitment to professionalism in managing their chapter, preparing members for competition, encouraging members to apply for scholarships, and for contributing to the greater good of Washington DECA by being involved in an advisor leadership role.
Advisor of the Year Nomination Form PDF | Word. Please download this form, and nominate a DECA advisor for this year’s Advisor of the Year Award. Only DECA advisors may nominate a fellow advisor for this award.
2017 Advisor of the Year: Greg McCormick, Business and Marketing Educator, Mark Morris High School in the Longview School District. Greg was selected as 2017 Advisor of the Year based on his outstanding leadership both to Washington DECA and to the teaching profession for more than 30 years. Greg currently serves as the Board Development Committee Chair in his second term on the Washington Board of Directors. He has been an Area Leader for 15 years and hosted 20 Area Conferences. Greg served on the Management Team for 4 years and has been an SCDC Event Manager for 25 years. Greg is a role model and mentor for new teachers and served as President Elect, President and Past President for the Washington Association. Congratulations to a most deserving hero, Greg McCormick!
Previous Advisors of the Year:
2016 Tim Crawley, Highline High School
2015 Ray McCabe, Hazen High School
2014 BJ Sherman, Skyline High School
2013 Stephanie Schirm, Richland High School
2012 Paul Glenovich, Woodinville High School
2011 Dennis Rockwood, Inglemoor High School
2010 Sherry Busby, Camas High School
2009 Lori Jacobs, Auburn High School
2008 Heidi Wilson, Kamiakin High School
2007 Mike Dwyer, Eisenhower High School
2006 Dave Eby, Olympia High School
2005 Ron Cooper, Bothell High School
2004 Doug Aubert, Auburn Riverside High School
2003 Lynn Carey, Clarkston High School
2002 Karen Timken, Arlington High School; Laura Jones, Pasco High School; Jim Burton, Auburn High School; Yetta Rouse, Lindbergh High School; and Rick Davis, Kelso High School
HALL OF FAME
Each year, Washington DECA inducts an advisor, board member, or business supporter into the Hall of Fame. These inductees have made a lasting impact on the organization by giving years of service as well as volunteer and financial support. It is one of the highest honors to be part of this elite group of Washington DECA supporters.
2017 Hall of Fame Inductee Rod Brooks has sixteen years of service for Washington DECA including; Chairman of the Washington DECA Board of Directors and the Executive Committee, Chair of the FLC Planning Committee. He has organized silent auctions and rallied his personal network of business associates to further their involvement in DECA. Rod has twice served as the Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee, developing the 5-year plan for Washington DECA's activities and programs. He is a financial contributor, a competitive judge, and mentor, both for students and the staff of Washington DECA. Rod is also a liaison for his employer’s generous financial support of Washington DECA, while coordinating community leadership opportunities for state officers. He was also instrumental in the founding of the Eastlake HS DECA Chapter amid many obstacles.
Previous Hall of Fame Inductees:
2016 Kurt Imerman
2015 Dr. Gary Cohn and Diane Heath
2014 Maggie Wall
2013 Ron Cooper
2012 Sherry Busby
2011 George Way
2010 Yette Rouse 2009 Jim Pankiewicz
2008 Jim Burton
2007 Ed Price and Kim Villeneuve
2006 Kristin Crowe
2005 Don Bailey and Jim Greiger
2004 Pat Knowles; Judy West; Jerry Gribble; and Margaret Rosbach
2002 Patsy Ethridge-Neal
2000 Bill Crossman
1999 Ginger Anderson; Jerry Bender; Dennis Caplen; Bobbie Peterson; Fred Rexus; and Bill D. Syhlman
1998 Floyd Ashcroft; Jim Blue; Bob Leingang; Leroy McCartney; Jack Ray; and Dee Webster
1997 K. Otto Logan
MEMBER OF THE YEAR
Students, please nominate someone from your chapter who has gone above and beyond to support your school, community, and DECA chapter. This is an individual who has personified the ideals of Washington DECA, and who has given their all to express those ideals. The Member of the Year will be recognized at the State Career Development Conference.
2017 Member of the Year:
Xeindria Chandran from Cascade Senior High School is the 2016–2017 Member of the Year. Dedicated, passionate, a true role model are just a few words used to describe Xeindria. She is full committed to DECA, serves as a member of the chapter's executive board and has competed at the area and state levels. She will represent Washington DECA at the International Career Development Conference in the School Based Enterprise Event. In the words of her advisor Jodi Galli, "The pride that she has in her work is contagious, her attitude encourages those around her to work harder." In addition to DECA, Xeindria demonstrates leadership as a captain of the Cascade HS Girl's soccer team. Congratulations Xeindria!
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
Washington DECA would not be the organization we are today without our amazing volunteers. Annually, we have more than 800 volunteers who contribute their time at our conferences as speakers, presenters, hosts, judges, facilitators, and mentors. We also have volunteers who assist with behind-the-scenes work that is required to get the conferences ready, including manual organization, sorting and coordinating scores and papers, and other nitty gritty (sometimes overwhelming) details that make the events what they are.
Volunteer of the Year Nomination Form. Please use this form to submit your Volunteer of the Year nominee!
Deadline. Nominations are due to Washington DECA on or before 5:00 p.m. March 24, 2017.
2016 Volunteer of the Year:
Congratulations to Lucy Wasson, a DECA student member at King's High School, who brought increased awareness to Washington DECA through a consistent and meaningful social media presence, and Mary Daniels, Global Connections High School DECA mentor, who spent countless hours supporting Washington DECA student members to ensure success and to enhance their DECA Experience.
Previous Volunteers of the Year:
2016 Lucy Wasson and Mary Daniels
2015 Brad Hackworth