DECA Brings Back Success


We are very proud of our 15 DECA students who competed in the New York State Annual DECA Career Conference in Rochester this past Saturday. The Whitman students joined 1,777 students from around the state to compete for top scores on tests and in role-play events that help prepare these emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management.

Club co-advisors Deanna Kluepfel and Diane Zamow are happy to report that their students were not only well prepared, but were also very successful in each of their competitive events.  The following students placed in the top ten in the state and were awarded medals in their events:

Robert Galvin in Accounting Applications

Zarmeen Mussa in Apparel and Accessories

Derek Zadrozny in Hotel and Lodging Management

Jackie Calamari and Jordana Lanz in Community Service Project Written Report

First year member, Catherine Aiello, earned a 2nd Place trophy in Principles of Marketing, and qualifies to compete at the International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, California this April.

Congratulations to all of our talented DECA students!