Last week, 36 students from our school traveled to Rochester for the New York State DECA trip. The students were chaperoned to Rochester by Mrs. Hart, Mrs. Stevens, and Mr. Johnson. Each student participated in his or her own event relating to business. These events included marketing, finance, business administration and management, hospitality and tourism, and basic principles of other business fields.
Sophomore Elan Sharony commented on his experience, “I have been in DECA for two years. This year I participated in the marketing management event. It was really fun being with everyone in the hotel while trying to do my best at the competition. I’m definitely going to do DECA again next year to compete to enjoy time with my friends.”
Most events required students to take a test and participate in two role play events in front of a judge. Team events involved two students taking the same test and doing one role play together, then all of their scores were added up for the overall store. At the state conference, awards were given out to students placing in the top ten of their tests, role plays, and overall scores. Those who placed top four overall in their events received plaques and qualified for the national competition in Anaheim, California. Senior Steve Reilly placed in his category and qualified for the national competition.
“I have been in DECA for two years. I have done the Principles of Finance and Business Finance events. I went to the state conference both years and I’ve enjoyed both trips. I plan to do DECA next year and hopefully make it to the national conference next year,” stated sophomore Devin Dubin.
Congrats to DECA and to Steve Reilly for a wonderful job at DECA.