On Wednesday, January 8th, students in High School West’s DECA business club participated in the annual regional competition and emerged with several winners. Over 50 students qualified to move on to the next round of the DECA competitions, which will be held in Rochester, New York.
DECA, or Distributive Education Clubs of America, is a club that allows you to compete in business competitions for a chance move up to the next level, states. On Wednesday, January 8th, several students competed in DECA Regionals held at Suffolk Community College. Students from different schools all joined together to take a test in their individual fields for a chance to qualify for states, a week long competition in March.
Junior Jordan Brodsky said, “I have competed in DECA every year so far and I love it. During Regionals, I just have to take an hour long test and then I can hang out with my friends. This year I came in 3rd place in my competition and qualified for States. I wish all my peers good luck at States in the upcoming months.” Regionals is also a great way to meet other students who are also interested in business. Kanvar Gulati, one of qualifiers for States this year, said, “Regionals was great this year. I thought my test was really easy thanks to the studying material the club gave me and I’m looking forward to States in March”. When asked how the qualifying system works, Kanvar replied, “Basically they grade your test and if your grade meets their standards, then you qualify. However, you only have an hour to take the 100 question test and if your score ties someone else, whoever hands in their test first will qualify. Pretty much, if you study the practice test your advisor gives you, then you’ll do just fine”.
Hills West Roundup would like to wish a special congratulations to the State qualifiers of this year’s Regional Competition!
1ST PLACE 2ND PLACE 3RD PLACE
LEXI BAINNSON JEREMY SHUSTER BAILEY LIAO
JOSH BAINNSON MATT KIPNIS JAKE JAWOROWSKI
ZACH JAYSON JORDAN CAMINA JORDAN BRODSKY
DAVID MALIGLOWKA DEVIN DUBIN TRAVIS SCHWARTZ
ELAN SHARONY MAXINE FENNER EMILY FEIGENBAUM
TOP 10 WINNERS QUALIFIED TO COMPETE AT THE STATE COMPETITION (ALSO TROPHY WINNERS)
MATTHEW LEVIN JASON YE TONI MAROTTI JESSICA BARONE
WILLIAM SALZANO KORY FITZGERALD DANIELLE CARLEY BRIANNE FICHERA
CHRIS CONNOLLY VICTORIA SACCHETTI JAMES CHIVARO JUSTIN SACHS
VINNY DAMIANO SKYLAR SCHNEIDER CALVIN THOMSON ANKIT KOHIL
MAX PARK ELLIOTT VOGEL KELSEY COLLINS MATTHEW LUZINCOURT
JACQUELINE FONG JAKE WEINER GREG MALIGLOWKA SPENCER KIRSCHMAN
NEIL SHAH MATT FEINSTEIN JESSE MORGAN JUSTIN WIEDER
BRENDAN IRIS EVAN HOCHHAUSER JAKE GELLER MARY ANDROTIS
LOGAN BORDIGA TAYLOR SACHS BEN REILLY LAKSHMI BABUREDDY
LAILAMAH IQBAL MICHAEL GURAYAH ERIC SABSHON
DANIEL SMITH ALEX BASS
MICHAEL YOUNG LIAM MINERVA
KANVAR GULATI MICHAEL MARINO