Brownstown Central High School seniors Makenzie Bennett and Suzzanna Kramer both recently were presented with the 2017 DECA Emerging Leader Honor Award.
The award recognizes students studying marketing, finance, hospitality and management for being an academically prepared, community-oriented, professionally responsible, 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.
Robin Perry is the DECA chapter adviser at Brownstown Central High School.
Bennett is the daughter of Ed and Sheila Bennett of Brownstown, and Kramer is the daughter of Tim and Lillie Kramer of Brownstown.
DECA, which stands for Distributive Education Clubs of America, is a career and technical student organization composed of more than 210,000 students who are interested in careers in marketing, entrepreneurship, finance, hospitality or management.
DECA enhances the preparation for college and careers by providing cocurricular programs that integrate into classroom instruction, apply learning, connect to business and promote competition.