DECA Emerging Leader Honor Award

The DECA Emerging Leader Honor Award “recognizes DECA members for being academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, and experienced leaders through their participation in DECA.”

This year, two of Detroit Catholic Central DECA’s members, twins Logan Ziegler ’20 and Ross Ziegler ’20, are two out of six students statewide who were honored with this prestigious award.  They are also the first CC students to receive the honor since the chapter’s origination four years ago.

Joining as juniors, the Ziegler twins only had two years to maximize their DECA journey.  With little expectations and a great deal of uncertainty, they decided to enter into the team role play competition.  In that first year, the twins finished as state runners-up in their event, and they entered into their senior year with newfound confidence and an eagerness to reach new heights.

Since then, they have attended the Ultimate DECA Power Trip in Washington D.C., where they were able to network and participate in workshops to develop financial, economic, business, and entrepreneurial literacy, have spearheaded a DECA fundraising campaign benefitting the Muscular Dystrophy Association, that accrued the nation’s largest total, and have been selected to participate in the Thrive sector of DECA’s Emerging Leader Series at the International Career Development Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

The Emerging Leader Honor Award is a tremendous recognition that was achieved through the efforts that these two seniors put into working on their academics, furthering their leadership qualities, and serving their community.  Ultimately, Logan and Ross are two young men who continually strive to be good people, and this honor is a symbol of their endeavors.

Twins Logan Ziegler ’20 and Ross Ziegler ’20 are two members of this year’s Detroit Catholic Central DECA Executive Board who have served their chapter and school to the best of their abilities.  We are incredibly proud of their outstanding achievement.
“Teach Me Goodness, Discipline, and Knowledge” is the motto of the Basilian Fathers and the sacred mission of Catholic Central High School. For ninety years, the graduates of Catholic Central have made a positive impact locally, nationally, and around the world.