FHS Hosts DECA Competition

FHS Hosts DECA Competition
The high school welcomed more than 1,000 students from schools across Long Island for the annual Distributive Educational Clubs of America Regional Competition.

DECA is an international association of high school and college students and teachers of management and entrepreneurship, business, finance, hospitality, and marketing sales and service. At the competition, various contests are held that allow Freeport students and their competitors to showcase their knowledge and skills in several specialized areas of business study. DECA develops leaders for careers in these specialized areas.

Several Freeport High School students placed at the regional competition under the leadership of adviser Nela Hawthorne: Jocelin Aguilera, Jaidiver Morales, Jordyn Smith and Miranda Urena for Business Law and Ethics; Audrey Arias, Odalys Benavides and Yasmin Marine for Public Relations Project; Oscaria Bruce for Personal Financial Literacy; Krytel Chambo, Dillion Finch, Katiana Thompson and Victoria Wright for Marketing Management; Michael Desir for Human Resource Management; Melanie Escobar and Evelyn Rodriguez for Travel and Tourism; Kimberly Hernandez and Erick Rivera for Sports and Entertainment; Kenny Martinez for Business Services Marketing; Miguel Merino and Sadiki Skeete for Innovation Plan; and Jennifer Perez-Pimental and Chelsey Yotagri-Gutierrez for Job Interview.

Regional competition winners will compete at the state level in Rochester from March 8-10.