Arizona has not championed an international DECA president since 1969.
DECA is an international program that allows high school and college students to gain experience in marketing, finance, hospitality and management.
The DECA program at Raymond S. Kellis High School is recognized as the fourth largest chapter in the nation.
Attaining 21 competitive DECA awards and eight DECA leadership recognitions, Romero hopes that list may only grow.
Additionally, Romero has participated in four different sports, involved himself in seven school clubs including serving as Student Council Class President, all while working throughout high school.
Romero will be recognized at a Governing Board Meeting at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 27 for his service and achievements in Career and Technical Education.
Peoria Unified, located in the Northwest Valley, serves more than 37,000 students in 34 elementary schools, seven high schools and one non-traditional school.
With ongoing open enrollment and alternative educational opportunities, the district boasts a 95 percent high school graduation rate.
It is one of the largest unified school districts in Arizona and prides itself on excelling schools, award-winning teachers, high test scores, specialized signature programs and championship sports programs.
For more information, visit the district’s website at www.peoriaud.k12.az.us.