DECA Students Head to State Championships

More than 100 DECA students from High Schools East and West either placed or received honorable mention at the recent Suffolk County Regional DECA Competition at Suffolk County Community College in Selden. As a result, these students qualified to advance to the New York State DECA championship competition in March in Rochester. DECA is an international business/marketing club opened to high school students enrolled in business courses.

Awards were presented to students for categories including accounting, apparel and accessories marketing, automotive services marketing, business management and administration, business law and ethics, business services marketing, financial services, food marketing, hospitality, hotel and lodging management, human resources, marketing communications, marketing management, personal finance, public speaking, quick serve restaurant management, and sports and entertainment marketing. Some worked in teams, while others worked individually.     

In addition to the students who placed at regionals, other DECA members from both High Schools East and West will make the trip to Rochester to compete in the manual competition. Manuals were submitted to the state in late January and the students are now preparing for their 15-minute oral presentations.

Students who place in the performance and written events in Rochester will qualify to compete at the International DECA Competition in Nashville, Tennessee, in April.