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2024 Regional Conference

Region 5 at EKU on February 2, 2024

Officer Application/Responsibilities can be found under Student Resources tab

Welcome to Region 5

Please note:  December 15 is the registration deadline for TDM, Written, PSE events.  January 10 is the deadline for any additional test only events, project upload deadlines, and any substitutions or changes chapters may have in their submitted registration.  After that date, all substitutions must go through Jeremy or Jayne.
Region 5: Team

Meet your Region 5 President

Reese Blakeman

Reese Blakeman is this year’s Kentucky DECA Region 5 President. He is a Senior at Somerset High School where he serves as the President of his local DECA Chapter, Student Council President, and Beta President. He is also a grateful officer and member in FCA, NHS, First Priority, Executive Council, Student Advisory Council to the Superintendent, and on the Kentucky Department of Education Commissioner’s Advisory Council. After high school, Reese hopes to attend college in pursuit of a degree in Physics and Biochemistry towards a career in Defense Aviation and Aeronautical Exploration. In his free time, you can find Reese working on his farm, doing woodworking projects, spending time with family and friends, going to church, and doing everything he can to follow the calling of Christ, and share his light with others. This year, Reese is excited to motivate and inspire students across the state to become their better selves and help them Experience the Difference through DECA. Reese can’t wait to see what’s next with DECA!

Meet your Region 5
VP of Membership

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Meet your Region 5
VP of Public Relations

Maddilyn Zimmerman
BrynLee Dugger

BrynLee Dugger is a sophomore at Pulaski County High School where she serves as an officer in DECA, Beta, and FCA. She is also an active member in the Environmental Club and Executive council. Outside of school, BrynLee loves to do anything relating to music including singing, playing piano, and playing guitar. Her life is centered around God and her goal is to share his goodness with all who have ears to listen. BrynLee is excited to help DECA achieve great things this year.

Meet your Region 5
VP of Finance

Victoria Eaton

Meet your Region 5
VP of Communications

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Allie Elise Baird

Hey guys! My name is Allie Elise Baird, and I am your VP of Civic Consciousness! I am a senior at Somerset High School involved with the swim and golf team. I am also an officer of FCA, and a GSA graduate for film and photography. I plan to focus on Political Science and Communications as a double major during my time at college. I am also heavily involved in a non-profit organization known as the "Go Get 'Em Foundation" as an advisor! My journey in DECA started as a freshman and has only grown stronger throughout my time being involved. I am eager to support each student's journey during their involvement in DECA and also educate you on future entrepreneurial career opportunities. 
Im looking forward to meeting all of you all! If you have any question, please do not hesitate to reach out. 

Meet your Region 5
VP of Communications

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Shelbie Harris

Hey everyone! My name is Shelbie Harris and I am your VP of Communications. I am a junior at Pulaski County High School where I am Class president and I take part in other clubs such as FFA, NHS, FCA, Pep-Club, Environmental Club, and of course, DECA! Within Pulaski’s DECA Chapter, I serve as the VP of Recruitment! Other than school, I do competitive dance, farm, go to church, and spend time with friends and family. DECA plays such a big role in my life and has overall greatly  improved my high-school experience thus far. As a regional officer, I am looking forward to connecting with new chapters and region members, in hopes to enhance their DECA experience as well. I am super excited to see what this year holds and I can’t wait to Experience the Difference with you!

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