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RUSD Senior Honored as 2020 DECA Emerging Leader


Case High School senior Lauren Waiss is the recipient of the 2020 DECA Emerging Leader Honor Award. This award recognizes students studying Marketing, Finance, Hospitality and Management for being academically prepared, community-oriented, professionally responsible and an experienced leader through participation in DECA. The award recipient must be a DECA member in his or her senior year of high school with a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or better for each of the high school semesters.

Lauren has been a member of DECA since her freshman year and serves as Case High School’s Chapter President for the 2019-2020 school year. She is also a member of the Wisconsin DECA Leadership Council and Ambassador Program. Lauren has earned recognition each year for the last four years at the Wisconsin DECA District and State Career Development Competitions. She is also a 3-time International Career Development Competition competitor hoping to her earn her fourth time to the 2020 competition this April. Because of her academic performance, community involvement and dedication to Wisconsin DECA she also received a $500 post-secondary scholarship from Wisconsin DECA

Lauren is an International Baccalaureate Full Diploma candidate. She is enrolled in the Business and Culinary Arts Career Academy Accounting Pathway. Additionally, Lauren is a student ambassador for the Academies of Racine at Case. Further, Lauren is a student-athlete on the Case Varsity Softball team.

DECA is a career and technical student organization composed of more than 228,000 students who are interested in careers in marketing, entrepreneurship, finance, hospitality, or management. DECA enhances the preparation for college and careers by providing co-curricular programs that integrate classroom instruction, apply learning, connect to business and promote competition. DECA student members leverage their DECA experience to become academically prepared, community-oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders. The DECA chapter advisors at Case High School are Keith Wartzenluft, Courtney Wynia, Alex Calder and Joanne Charon. 

Congratulations, Lauren!