Announcing DECA's 2023 Lead4Change Challenge Winners

Mar 13, 2023

DECA and Lead4Change proudly announce the winners of the 2022-2023 Lead4Change DECA Challenge! The challenge is a component of the Lead4Change Student Leader Program. Members demonstrated their leadership skills by becoming involved in their communities and submitting a community service project.

Each of the top three winning teams will be recognized on stage during the International Career Development Conference in Orlando, FL this April.

Congratulations to the following DECA members:

1st Place

Books for Hope | McNeil High School, TX – $2,000

2nd Place

Packages for a Purpose | Our Lady of Lourdes Academy, FL – $1,500

3rd Place

Westfield Dog Pound | Westfield High School, VA – $1,000

Thank you to Lead4Change for sponsoring the challenge!


Christy Rutherford
Education Manager

Christy Rutherford is DECA's education manager. She enhances and manages an educational framework for DECA’s comprehensive learning program ensuring that all student programs are aligned to National Curriculum Standards. Christy also leads the advisor professional learning series and programs to support local chapter advisors.

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