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Going to DECA States!

February 12, 2024

104 students from Smithtown East and West DECA qualified for State Competition.  64 students received award recognition at the Suffolk County DECA Regional Competition.  As a result, these students qualify to advance to the New York State Competition to be held this March in Rochester, New York.  In addition, there are 40 other students who are completing their manuals for the state level competition.  The manuals range from 10-20 pages on various Business/Marketing areas.  

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. 

DECA is an international business/marketing club opened to high school students enrolled in Business courses in the CTE Department.  It is a global program that provides students with experiences and activities in areas such as accounting, marketing, finance, accounting, hospitality and management. Participation also develops leadership skills, civic consciousness and social intelligence in participants.

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.  

The High School East Advisors are  Maeve Miller and Stephannia Kabanakis. The High School West Advisors are Patrick Rosa and Stefanie Torlentino.

The CTE Director is Mrs. Christine LoFrese.

Congratulations to the following students:

HSE: Michael Alartosky, Stephanie Alois, John Ball, Katherine Ball, Mateo Boyd Lenard, Olivia Bozzo, Kylie Burke, Giuliana Capobianco, Jake Castelli, Jack Callahan, Prateek Chilakmarthy, Keira Cortina, Katie Cummings, Hailey DeGeorge, Ava DeLise, Michael DeRosa, Phillip DeStefano, Avery Donnelly, Matthew Donovan, Brandon Doukas, Dylan Ebinger, Robert Eck, Joseph Fallon, Christina Frangas, Lillian Grayson, Caroline Hartmann, Chase Hecht, James Huxtable, Jatin Inti, Benjamin Khandpur, Ryan Komweiss, Jack Kozak, Aidan Kuschel, Joseph Marselle, Eric Milbum, Michael Montemarano, Alessandra Naples, Sarah Napolitano, Kaamil Naqvi, Julianna Nestor, Jaden Peykar, Joseph Pisano, Anthony Polito, Tyler Popko, Emily Sang, Julianna Scinto, Jack Shaffer, Roksolana Shvets, Megan Small, Melissa Sullivan, Annie Tang, Allison Tawil, Ezekiel Thompson, Gavin Van Riel, Sierra Van Riel and Austin Wankel.

HSW: Jessica Alexander, Paula Arajo Parra, Reese Arguelles, Zachary Aronson, Matt Bannell, Nathan Barbou, Kate Braun, Jackie Caulin, Victor D'Ericco, David Finkelstein, Andrew Gelfand, Rebecca Gelman, Gavin German, Katie Guarino, Gabrielle Guttieri, Josh Hoffman, Hatim Husainy, Anthony Ingrisano, Cole Jurman, Reese Jurman, Constantine Karakostas, Cole Kazlauskas, Michale Magee, Alexandra Manzi, Maribella Marciano, Sydney Marks, Ashley Mayorga, Emily McNiff, Brody Meier, Sienna Mele, Katerina Miller, Elizabeth Mock, Robert Montusi, Charlotte Muratore, Sophia Onesto, Brenden Pfeufer, Annika Prabhu, Ashlynn Renkowski, Adriana Richford, Tommy Russo, Lanie Ryder, Maddie Sacco, Janvi Sharma, Victoria Starkey, Ryan Stiles, Jake Thornton, Isabella Torres and Corina Wong.

HSW DECA students

HSE DECA students