Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s DECA Advisor Fran Erwin received the DECA Diamond Award for 2014-2015. The award is given to the DECA advisor who has contributed the most during the school year.
DECA advisors voted unanimously for Fran, stating, “We have come to rely on her to get things done; she is very organized and does so much for us behind the scenes; she will do anything for anybody at any time; and that she always puts her students first.” DECA stands for Distributive Education Clubs of America, an international association that focuses on grooming high school and college students in the area of marketing, hospitality, management, finance and accounting. Under Frances’ guidance, the DECA chapter at LHWHS advanced to the DECA State competition after winning first and second places at the District Career Development Competition.
Fran will be retiring at the end of the 2014-15 school year.