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 

Honorable:
Kayla Bradford
Anthony Holguin
Gabriella Negron
Naomi Rowe 
Jackeline Umanzor