Recognition Awards & Accolades

Washington DECA recognizes its members through a variety of recognition programs for distinguished achievement as academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders.

Recognition Awards & Accolades

Washington DECA recognizes its members through a variety of recognition programs for distinguished achievement as academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders.

WASHINGTON DECA HALL OF FAME AWARD

Each year, Washington DECA inducts an advisor, board member, or business supporter into the Hall of Fame. These inductees have made a lasting impact on the organization by giving years of service as well as volunteer and financial support. It is one of the highest honors to be part of this elite group of Washington DECA supporters. Nominate our next Hall of Fame Award recipient!

2022 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE: Linda Andersen

PREVIOUS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES:

  • 2019 Rick Davis
  • 2018 Dave Eby and Kandice Herndon
  • 2017 Rod Brooks
  • 2016 Kurt Imerman
  • 2015 Dr. Gary Cohn and Diane Heath
  • 2014 Maggie Wall
  • 2013 Ron Cooper
  • 2012 Sherry Busby
  • 2011 George Way
  • 2010 Yette Rouse
  • 2009 Jim Pankiewicz
  • 2008 Jim Burton
  • 2007 Ed Price and Kim Villeneuve
  • 2006 Kristin Crowe
  • 2005 Don Bailey and Jim Greiger
  • 2004 Pat Knowles; Judy West; Jerry Gribble; and Margaret Rosbach
  • 2002 Patsy Ethridge-Neal
  • 2000 Bill Crossman
  • 1999 Ginger Anderson; Jerry Bender; Dennis Caplen; Bobbie Peterson; Fred Rexus; and Bill D. Syhlman
  • 1998 Floyd Ashcroft; Jim Blue; Bob Leingang; Leroy McCartney; Jack Ray; and Dee Webster
  • 1997 K. Otto Logan
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WASHINGTON DECA ADVISOR OF THE YEAR AWARD

Each year, the advisors of Washington DECA nominate one of their peers who has gone above and beyond in supporting Washington DECA and preparing students for area, state, and international competition. The Advisor of the Year is selected based on their commitment to professionalism in managing their chapter, preparing members for competition, encouraging members to apply for scholarships, and for contributing to the greater good of Washington DECA by being involved in an advisor leadership role. Only DECA advisors may nominate a fellow advisor for this award.Nominate a DECA advisor for this year’s Advisor of the Year Award!

2022 ADVISOR OF THE YEAR: Erin Ruehl

PREVIOUS ADVISORS OF THE YEAR:

  • 2021 Brad Charvet, Grandview High School
  • 2020 Bryan Venema, John R. Rogers High School
  • 2019 Marc Hillestad, Cedarcrest High School
  • 2018 Brenda Grabski, Capital High School
  • 2017 Greg McCormick, Mark Morris High School
  • 2016 Tim Crawley, Highline High School
  • 2015 Ray McCabe, Hazen High School
  • 2014 BJ Sherman, Skyline High School
  • 2013 Stephanie Schirm, Richland High School
  • 2012 Paul Glenovich, Woodinville High School
  • 2011 Dennis Rockwood, Inglemoor High School
  • 2010 Sherry Busby, Camas High School
  • 2009 Lori Jacobs, Auburn High School
  • 2008 Heidi Wilson, Kamiakin High School
  • 2007 Mike Dwyer, Eisenhower High School
  • 2006 Dave Eby, Olympia High School
  • 2005 Ron Cooper, Bothell High School
  • 2004 Doug Aubert, Auburn Riverside High School
  • 2003 Lynn Carey, Clarkston High School
  • 2002 Karen Timken, Arlington High School; Laura Jones, Pasco High School; Jim Burton, Auburn High School; Yetta Rouse, Lindbergh High School; and Rick Davis, Kelso High School
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WASHINGTON DECA MEMBER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Students, please nominate someone from your chapter who has gone above and beyond to support your school, community, and DECA chapter. This is an individual who has personified the ideals of Washington DECA, and who has given their all to express those ideals. The Member of the Year will be recognized at the State Career Development Conference. Nominate our next Member of the Year!

2022 MEMBER OF THE YEAR: Evan Ellis, Chiawana High School

Past Members of the Year:

  • 2021 Stone Wolfgang, Bothell High School
  • 2020 Susheel Cheeti, Skyline High School
  • 2019 Anthony Damitio, Archbishop Murphy High School
  • 2018 Mariah Alexander, Skyline High School
  • 2017 Xeindria Chandran, Cascade Sr. High School
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WASHINGTON DECA DIAMOND AWARD

The Diamond Award recognizes an organization or individual who consistently provides time, talent and treasure in support of DECA’s mission and vision.

2022 DIAMOND AWARD RECIPIENT: The Bellevue Collection

PREVIOUS DIAMOND AWARD WINNERS:

  • 2021 Microsoft
  • 2020 BECU
  • 2019 Pemco Insurance
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