Walt Whitman DECA Succeeds Once Again at Regional Competition

After much preparation and practice, WWHS students came home with 22 awards that will send this large group of students to the New York State competition.
After much preparation and practice, WWHS students came home with 22 awards that will send this large group of students to the New York State competition.
Congratulations to our super 60 DECA students who competed at the annual Regional Competition at Suffolk Community College this past Wednesday.
Congratulations to our super 60 DECA students who competed at the annual Regional Competition at Suffolk Community College this past Wednesday.

Recently, 60 of Walt Whitman’s DECA students competed against 1,600 Suffolk County DECA students at the annual Regional Competition at Suffolk Community College. After much preparation and practice, WWHS students came home with awards in the following categories:

First year DECA student Tiffany Chuen won a second place trophy in Principles of Hospitality and Tourism. Jason Girard won a 3rd place trophy in Automotive Services Marketing; while Kaitlyn Riha and Katie Clark won trophies in Principles of Business Management and Administration; Clifford Sweezey won in Principles of Finance.

Other seasoned DECA members also were recognized. Sophomore, Tyler Kurban won a trophy in Business Finance; Tyler Malone won for Hotel & Lodging management; Brenda Mendez won for Human Resources Management. Ricky Hauser was awarded for Decision Making-Human Resources. Sophomore, Aamash Mussa was awarded a trophy in Personal Financial Literacy.

Team award winners include: David Grey and Chris Davila grabbing first place in Business Law and Ethics; Jefferson Hector and Colin Sherland, took first place in Buying and Merchandising; Sarah Tabibzada and Jordan Roiland won first place in Hospitality Services; Catherine Aiello and Misha Patel won for Marketing Communications; Epi Ramirez and Ilana Desmond won in Marketing Communications; Freshmen, Jaden Speter and Andrew Harrigan won in Sports and Entertainment Marketing.

Award winners will attend New York DECA’s Annual State Career Conference in Rochester this March.

Whitman DECA was in top form; the students were professional, polite, and dressed for success! Many thanks to Mr. Baierlein, Ms. Meyer, Ms. Schubert, and Ms. Stueber for chaperoning this annual event.