Hello Wyoming DECA! My name is Grace Zhou and I am your 2023-2024 State President. I have been in DECA since freshman year and served as the Laramie Chapter Secretary from 2021-2022 and the State VP of Leadership from 2022-2023. I have competed in Quick Serve Management, Food Marketing and Retail Merchandising for my individual series and Hospitality and Tourism Team Decision making and the Hotel Virtual Business challenge for team events. My favorite DECA memories will always be the great experiences I have while travelling, competing and networking with my fellow DECA members whom I would have never become so close with if it were not for DECA. I have learned so many life skills outside of just competing such as learning how to plan and execute projects, communicate efficiently and speak clearly in a public setting. These skills have been implemented into other aspects of my life such as conquering stage fright during a violin recital, enunciating during a Speech and Debate competition or effectively leading in other organizations such as Key Club. Along with the rest of your DECA-cated state officers, I invite you to continue to DECA dominate and experience the difference this year!