High School DECA Takes Home 11 Wins

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Freeport High School DECA Club members have a lot to celebrate, as 11 students were named winners and five other students received honorable mention during the Nassau County DECA Regional Competition. 

DECA is competition-based club that prepares high school students to become leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management careers. A DECA competition involves a written component, a 100-question exam and an interactive component (role-playing) with a professional serving as a judge. Freeport students were among 600 students across the county that participated in this prestigious competition. 

Club adviser Nela Hawthorne said DECA prepares Freeport students for the real-world situations and teaches them essential 21st century skills. The DECA winners listed below will be participating in the New York DECA State Competition in Rochester from Feb. 26-28.

The district congratulates the following winners:
Divina Boko
Shanita Burton
Nicolas Each
Jayla Farmer
Ashley Khan
Jasmine LaRocca
Travis Manning
Lindsey Rodriguez
Keyla Romero
Esterline Torres
Brianna Valerio 

Kayla Bradford
Anthony Holguin
Gabriella Negron
Naomi Rowe 
Jackeline Umanzor