District’s Award-Winning DECA Team

District’s Award-Winning DECA Team photo
Under the leadership of business and marketing teacher Nela Hawthorne, several students from the high school placed at the New York Distributive Education Clubs of America 58th annual State Career Conference held in Rochester.

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 students to showcase their knowledge and skills in several specialized areas of business study. DECA develops leaders for careers in these specialized areas.

The students who placed are: Michael Desir and Jordyn Smith, first place in Business Law and Ethics Team Decision Making; Dillion Finch and Jaidiver Morales, second place in Business Law and Ethics Team Decision Making; Jhon Sandoval and Sadiki Skeete, second place in Buying and Merchandising Team Decision Making; Kevin Guerrero-Calderon, top 10 overall in Principles of Business Management and Adminisration; and Marcus Grizzell, top 10 overall in Principles of Finance. In addition, Hawthorne received an Outstanding Service Award for her dedication as the Freeport High School DECA team adviser.

The team will next go on to the International DECA Career Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, April 20-25, 2018.