DECA Hotel Challenge Curriculum Grant Winners 2019-2020

Congratulations to the following chapters selected to receive the VBC – DECA Hotel Challenge Curriculum Grant provided by the J. Willard & Alice S. Marriott Foundation. The curriculum grant will begin with the 2019-2020 school year and will continue for three years.

The Foundation strives to increase the knowledge and skills of the hotel industry to high school students nationwide by providing much-needed curriculum to schools and offering student scholarships who exhibit an interest in hospitality careers.

The Virtual Business Challenge (VBC) – DECA Hotel Challenge aims to build awareness of career opportunities in the hospitality industry. To accomplish this goal, The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation funded the development of the VBC – DECA Hotel Challenge, provides curriculum materials to 33 DECA chapters each year, and awards student travel scholarships that remove barriers to participate at DECA’s International Career Development Conference (ICDC).

Congratulations to the following schools:

  • Selma High School (Alabama)
  • Har-Ber High School (Arkansas)
  • Dysart High School (Arizona)
  • Cherry Creek Innovation Campus (Colorado)
  • Fountain Fort Carson High School (Colorado)
  • Southwest Miami Senior High School (Florida)
  • Sports Leadership and Management (Florida)
  • Campbell High School (Georgia)
  • Lee County High School (Georgia)
  • Sandy Creek High School (Georgia)
  • Woodville Tompkins High School (Georgia)
  • Bremen High School (Illinois)
  • Streamwood High School (Illinois)
  • Montgomery County High School (Kentucky)
  • Dracut High School (Massachusetts)
  • Southeastern Regional High School (Massachusetts)
  • Taunton High School (Massachusetts)
  • Milan High School (Michigan)
  • Southgate Anderson High School (Michigan)
  • Northwest Rankin High School (Mississippi)
  • Webster County Career and Technical Center (Mississippi)
  • Northwood High School (North Carolina)
  • Fostoria High School (Ohio)
  • Heritage High School (Tennessee)
  • Memphis Business Academy (Tennessee)
  • Los Fresnos High School (Texas)
  • Pine Tree High School (Texas)
  • South Houston High School (Texas)
  • Ogden High School (Utah)
  • Syracuse High School (Utah)
  • Dominion High School (Virginia)
  • Graham Kapowsin High School (Washington)
  • Shadle Park High School (Washington)

Best wishes to students from these schools as they explore the many careers available in the hospitality industry!