Whitman Students Deliver at DECA

Principal Kathie Acker, right, congratulates Walt Whitman New York State DECA medal winners. Ms. Hsiao and DECA advisor, Ms. Kluepfel, left to right respectively, join their State winners.
Principal Kathie Acker, right, congratulates Walt Whitman New York State DECA medal winners. Ms. Hsiao and DECA advisor, Ms. Kluepfel, left to right respectively, join their State winners.

Last week 29 Walt Whitman DECA members traveled to Rochester, New York, to compete in the 55th Annual New York DECA State Career Conference. Walt Whitman High School was recognized for increasing membership, and with guidance from Ms. Hsiao and DECA advisor, Ms. Kluepfel, Whitman students earned multiple awards!  These talented young men and women performed with distinction earning honors in a multitude of marketing, business, and entrepreneurial categories.

Top ten medals were awarded to the following students:

Jonathan Mozoon in Public Speaking;

Misha Patel in Retail Merchandising;

Joanne Nguyen in Principles of Finance;

Nicole Rowe in Principles of Finance;

Joseph Van Gostein in Principles of Business Administration;

Rachel Vaughan in Principles of Business Administration;

Brenda Mendez in Principles of Business Administration;

Rory Apollonia in Restaurant and Food Management;

David Grey in Business Services Marketing;

John Vesque in Principles of Marketing;

Ilana Desmond in Principles of Marketing;

and Tyler Malone in Principles of Hospitality and Tourism.

Congratulations Whitman DECA!