BROOKSVILLE — Central High School sophomore Kasey Kupcik, 16, will serve as a state level DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) vice president in the coming year. She will be one of four who will assist the president in running the organization.
Kasey was elected in March at the state Career Development Conference. Each attending Florida chapter had a selected delegate and they chose the state officers.
She raised $1,500 to supply her booth with shirts, pencils, buttons, pamphlets and to-do-list pads with her logo "Jump, Lead and Succeed."
She said she did a lot of fundraising, crediting her parents with much of her assistance. She had a fundraiser at Beef 'O' Brady's and a garage sale at Advance Auto Sales. "I must have gotten 25 sponsors. Even Springstead High School helped me," she said.
Some of her duties will include planning and creating workshops, securing speakers and determining an agenda at the upcoming leadership training conference. "I'm very, very passionate about DECA," she said.
Kasey wants to become a marketing specialist and says DECA is helping with her future. She has a 4.3 grade point average and is the daughter of Jeannine and Tom Kupcik.