On January 7, 2015, Sixty-five Walt Whitman DECA students competed at the Annual Suffolk County DECA Competitive Event. More than 700 students from Suffolk County high schools were in attendance. DECA Club advisor Deanna L. Kluepfel is pleased to report that after months of dedication and preparation, Walt Whitman recorded a total of 31 trophy winners!
Congratulations to all of our talented DECA students!
The following students placed in their events:
Junior, Misha Patel – First place in Retail Merchandising
Freshman, Rachel Vaughan – Second place in Business Management and Administration
Senior, Zarmeen Mussa – Third place in Apparel and Accessories Marketing
The following individuals were awarded trophies for high scores in their events.
Joseph Van Gostein in Principles of Business Management and Administration
Brenda Mendez in Principles of Business Management and Administration
Aamash Mussa in Principles of Finance
Joanne Nguyen in Principles of Finance
Nicole Rowe in Principles of Finance
John Vesque in Principles of Marketing
Tyler Malone in Travel and Tourism
David Grey in Business Services Marketing
James Reilly in Business Services Marketing
Sally Cohen in Hotel Lodging Management
Natalie Migliore in Human Resources Management
Ashley Weisser in Human Resources Management
Catherine Aiello in Marketing Management
Ahmad Ejaz in Marketing Management
Ryan McAllister in Restaurant & Food Service Management
Rory Apollonia in Restaurant & Food Service Management
Maureen Leiva in Decision Making: Human Resources
Ricky Hauser in Decision Making: Marketing
Michelle Jiang in Public Speaking Prepared
Jonathan Mozoon in Public Speaking Extemporaneous
Awards for top scores in team events were earned by:
Sarah Tabibzada and Christina Bogdani in Business Law and Ethics
Jefferson Hector and Colin Sherland in Buying and Merchandising
Zachary Lanz and Dillon Feinman in Marketing Communications
Ilana Desmond and Christie Franz in Marketing Communications.
These hardworking students qualify to move on to the statewide competition at the New York DECA State Career Conference that will be held this March, in Rochester, NY.
Many thanks to the chaperones, Ms. McDermott, Ms. Emde, Ms. Meyer, Ms. Schubert, Ms. Hsaio, and Mr. Callahan who supported this event!