Garrett Elkins is a four-year DECA member from South Carolina. During his freshman year, Garrett was highly involved in reestablishing his high school’s DECA chapter (Strom Thurmond High School | Edgefield, SC). He helped grow the chapter’s membership from 15 members the first year, to more than 80 chapter members his junior year. Garrett served as the South Carolina DECA VP of Leadership and then as the South Carolina DECA President. Garrett thoroughly enjoyed serving as a South Carolina state officer and hopes to be a voice for each of the southern states as the Southern Region Vice President. Garrett is attending the University of South Carolina, Beaufort on a track and cross-country scholarship. In addition, he will be a member of USCB’s Honors College. One of Garett’s goals is to establish a Collegiate DECA chapter at USCB and promote the opportunities that DECA has to offer.