A Big Day for DECA!

 Deca winners with club advisor Deanna L. Kluepfel (right)
Deca winners with club advisor Deanna L. Kluepfel (right)

On Wednesday, January 8, Walt Whitman High School sent 50 DECA students to the regional level competition at Suffolk Community College.  With more than 1,000 Suffolk County students competing, club advisor Deanna L. Kluepfel is pleased to report that 20 students came home with trophies. The following students won awards and qualify for state level competition in March. (photo on right)

Veteran DECA members were awarded trophies in the following categories:

Russell Kielawa and Jonathan Mozoon in Sports & Entertainment Marketing

Jordana Lanz in Human Resources Decision Making

Zarmeen Mussa in Apparel and Accessories

Emily Davis in Restaurant & Food Service Management

Siraat Zafar and Rachid Macer in Travel and Tourism

Catherine Aiello in Marketing Management

Ahmad Ejaz in Sports Marketing

Misha Patel in Retail Merchandising

Aryan Tabibzada in Quick Serve Restaurant Management

Kabir Zafar in Quick Serve Restaurant Management


First year members were awarded trophies in these categories:

David Grey in Principles of Marketing

Emily Melinis in Principles of Marketing

Stephanie Weinstock in Principles of Marketing

Chris Davila in Principles of Finance

Jason Saslaw in Principles of Hospitality & Tourism

Chris Consolo in Job Interview

John Palazzolo in Restaurant & Food Service Management

Natalie Migliore in Business Management Administration

Congratulations to all of our talented DECA students who were well prepared and professional, they made Walt Whitman and South Huntington proud!