Three Indian Hill seniors have been named Emerging Leaders for 2021 by DECA, the national organization for business students.

Lauren Sewell, Sophie Sawyers, and Vandita Rastogi are in the Marketing Management and Research program, offered by Great Oaks Career Campuses in partnership with Indian Hill High School.

The award recognizes students studying marketing, finance, hospitality and management for being academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders through participation in DECA.

The local students completed community service, gained professional experience through internships, and took part in leadership activities and events at Indian Hill High School and in the community.  They also met a 3.2 GPA or higher requirement.

“These seniors have gone beyond the DECA experience during the past three years,” said instructor Phil Said. “They met the criteria by showing DECA excellence, academic excellence, experienced leadership, professional responsibility, and community-oriented involvement.”

DECA is a career technical student organization composed of more than 210,000 students who are interested in marketing, entrepreneurship, finance, hospitality, or management. DECA enhances the preparation for college and careers by providing co-curricular programs that integrate into classroom instruction, apply learning, connect to business and promote competition.