Senior Mattie Bradford has won the DECA national election for Western Region Vice President. Mattie is a three-year DECA member. Serving as chapter president her junior year and as the Arizona DECA State Vice President her senior year, she has been able to contribute to the organization she loves in many ways. Her diverse experience has allowed Mattie to gain a broad perspective and the motivation to devote herself to bettering DECA and impacting the lives of every member. Outside the classroom, Mattie spends time volunteering in her community, contributing to the development of her family’s restaurant, and spreading kindness wherever she goes. She loves people more than anything and values the relationships that have been created throughout her service to DECA. Mattie plans on pursuing a major in hospitality, preparing her for a career as a Flight Attendant. Mattie’s passion for DECA has grown insurmountable over the course of her high school career and she plans to continue her DECA journey far beyond graduation, as a Collegiate DECA member and into her professional career. Mattie is truly a rising star who has grown from representing her school, her state, and now the entire Western Region that includes 13 states and Guam. VGHS DECA is advised by CTE Teacher Lisa Miller. Visit www.decadirect.org/2020/05/08/meet-the-2020-2021-deca-executive-officer-team/ and www.cguhsd.org/vgDECA.aspx.