DECA Students Head to Finals

More than 70 DECA students from HSE and HSW either placed or received honorable mention at the Suffolk County Regional DECA Competition at Suffolk County Community College on Jan. 4. More than 2,000 DECA students from high schools in Suffolk County participated in the competition.

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.
These students now qualify for the state competition in March in Rochester, New York. Additionally, approximately 35 district students are completing their manuals for the state level competition. The manuals can range from 10 to 30 pages on various business/marketing areas. Students who place in the performance and written events in Rochester will qualify to compete at the International DECA Competition in Anaheim, California, in April.

DECA is a co-curricular global program that provides students with experiences and activities in areas such as marketing, finance, hospitality and management. Participation also hones leadership skills, civic consciousness and social intelligence in participants.