DECA Delivers

DECA members who participated in the 15th Annual Emerging Leaders Competition at St. Joseph's College left to right: Gabrielle Girard, Chris Grillo, Joanne Nguyen, Rachel Vaughan, Joseph VanGostein, and Natalie Ugenti.
DECA members who participated in the 15th Annual Emerging Leaders Competition at St. Joseph's College left to right: Gabrielle Girard, Chris Grillo, Joanne Nguyen, Rachel Vaughan, Joseph VanGostein, and Natalie Ugenti.
Whitman DECA students who were awarded first place certificates left to right: Joanne Nguyen, Rachel Vaughan, Joseph VanGostein, and Natalie Ugenti.
Whitman DECA students who were awarded first place certificates left to right: Joanne Nguyen, Rachel Vaughan, Joseph VanGostein, and Natalie Ugenti.

We hear from Ms. Deanna Kluepfel, a Walt Whitman Social Studies Teacher and DECA Advisor that on Tuesday, November 29, six DECA members participated in the 15th Annual Emerging Leaders Competition at St. Joseph's College. Over 400 students attended this event, sponsored by Huntington Chamber of Commerce, from high schools across Long Island. Whitman students were awarded first place certificates in the following areas: Joseph VanGostein in Entrepreneurship, the team of Rachel Vaughan and Joanne Nguyen in Hospitality Services, and sophomore Natalie Ugenti won in Job Interview. These students and their families will attend an awards dinner in January. Great work Whitman DECA!"