Graves County High School’s chapter of the Distributive Education Clubs of America recently sent some 65 students who had qualified regionally to compete at the state DECA conference in Louisville. There, separate competitions took place in national and Kentucky state divisions. Kentucky event competitors pictured here, from left, include (front row) Abby Taylor, Kentucky Entrepreneurship Functions finalist; Kinsey Roberts, Kentucky Finance first place; Ally Taylor, Kentucky Finance finalist; Sylvia Sgroi, second place Kentucky Principles of Business Cluster Exam; (back row) Parker Jackson, Kentucky Finance Career Cluster Exam second place; Jake Van Cleve, Kentucky Retailing Concepts second place; Jacob Mills, Kentucky Hospitality and Tourism Essentials first place; and Mason Waldridge, Kentucky Retailing Concepts third place. Finalists not pictured include Hannah Looper, Kentucky Marketing; Hailey Williams, Kentucky Retailing; and Meghan Wyatt, Kentucky Hospitality and Tourism. Kentucky DECA elected Graves County’s Julianna Sims (not pictured) as state vice-president for communication.