About us

We are South Forsyth DECA, the second largest DECA chapter in the world! Established in 1997, we’ve grown to offer a vast variety of opportunities for our 1300+ members. Our students put their marketing skills to the test by consulting with local businesses, completing internships, engaging in community service projects, and competing against marketing students from around the world.

DECA’s competitive events program directly supports our mission. As an integral part of the classroom curriculum, DECA’s industry-validated competitive events are aligned with the National Curriculum Standards in the career clusters of marketing, business management and administration, finance, and hospitality and tourism. DECA's flagship evaluation process involves students in both a written component such as an exam or report and an interactive component with an industry professional serving as a judge. DECA’s competitive events directly contribute to every student being college and career ready when they graduate from high school. Students compete at the regional, state, and international levels.

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Meet the team

Sydney Goncalves

Chapter President

Pathway: Fashion Merchandising and Buying

Notable Award:
7th in Entrepreneurship Promotion Plan at ICDC

Job Description:
Oversees officer team and serves as the representative for the chapter.

Isabel Hui

VP of Competition

Pathway: Marketing Management

Notable Award:
Top 20 in Human Resources at ICDC

Job Description:
Prepares competitors all year for success at region, state, and ICDC.

Matthew Vogel

VP of Technical Communications

Pathway: Marketing Communications & Promotions

Notable Award:
1st in State Lapel Pin Challenge at State

Job Description:
Maintains website and designs logo materials for all chapter events.

Julia Bradley

VP of Community Service

Pathway: Marketing Communications & Promotions

Notable Award:
1st in Civic Consciousness at State

Job Description:
Plans and organizes all community service projects for the chapter.

Laiken Hackemer

VP of Social Media

Pathway: Fashion Merchandising and Buying

Notable Award:
1st in Franchise Business Plan at ICDC

Job Description:
Runs chapter social media pages and keeps students and parents updated.

Karley Solorzano

VP of Publicity

Pathway: Fashion Merchandising and Buying

Notable Award:
3rd in Buying and Merchandising at State

Job Description:
Takes pictures and makes promotions for all chapter events and competition.

Akshita Sharma

VP of Membership

Pathway: Marketing Management

Notable Award:
1st in Finance Operations Research at State

Job Description:
Handles chapter membership and membership achievement awards.

Kate Waller

VP of Chapter Meetings

Pathway: Fashion Merchandising and Buying  

Notable Award:
7th in Entrepreneurship Promotion Plan at ICDC

Job Description:
Organizes and schedules monthly meetings and creates meeting power-points.

Nick Tortia

VP of DECA Spirit

Pathway: Marketing Communications & Promotions

Notable Award:
2nd in Apparel and Accessories at State

Job Description:
Keeps chapter hyped and involved at all chapter events and competition.

Lindsey Isenberg

VP of Transitions

Pathway: Fashion Merchandising and Buying

Notable Award:
2nd in Entrepreneurship Promotion Project at State

Job Description:
Helps freshmen members and new competitors get involved within the chapter.

Tanvi Reddy

VP of Community Engagement

Pathway: Fashion Merchandising and Buying

Notable Award:
3rd in Sales Project at State

Job Description:
Maintains contact with business partnerships and serves as a representative at advisory board meetings.

Lauren Brady

VP of Special Events

Pathway: Marketing Communications & Promotions

Notable Award:
1st in Sports and Entertainment  Operations Research at State

Job Description:
Plans and organizes all chapter socials, fundraisers and special events.

Ronit Ganguly

GA DECA President

Pathway: Marketing Communications & Promotions

Notable Award:
9th place in International Business Plan at ICDC

Job Description:
Serves as our Georgia DECA Liason and our State President

Our pathways

The Marketing Education Program is designed to prepare students for post secondary education in marketing, management, and entrepreneurship. The Marketing Pathways are sets of three classes each that focus students on specific areas of the marketing field. All marketing students are required to take Marketing Principles as a prerequisite to the second course in each pathway. Students develop knowledge and skills in the foundational areas of marketing (economics, human relations and business basics) and the functional areas of marketing (product and service planning, marketing-information management, pricing, selling, promotion, market planning, and channel management), as well as in international marketing, management, and entrepreneurship. The Marketing program at SFHS is Industry Certified by the Sales and Marketing Executives as well as the American Marketing Association (AMA).

Sports and Entertainment Marketing

Marketing
Principles

Intro to Sports and Entertainment Marketing

Advanced Sports and Entertainment Marketing

Fashion Merchandising and Buying

Marketing
Principles

Intro to Fashion, Merchandising, and Retailing Essentials

Advanced Fashion, Merchanding, and Retailing

Marketing Management

Marketing
Principles

Marketing and
Entrepreneurship

Marketing
Management

Marketing Communications and Promotions

Marketing
Principles

Promotion and
Professional Sales

Marketing
Communications
Essentials