DECA Club photo
DECA Club photo 2
DECA Club photo 3
The Harborfields DECA Club, which prepares students to become leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, competed a DECA regional competition at Suffolk Community College on Jan. 3. Two thousand students from all over Suffolk county participated in various competitions. Seventeen students from Harborfields were named second place winners and regional finalists, and three earned honorable mention.

Second place winners were Ryan Ackerman in Business Finance, Nathaniel Gegwich in Personal Financial Literacy. Regional Finalists included Jack Blitch in Sales Demonstration, Annika Browne in Hotel & Lodging Management, Lucas DeMeo in Principles of Finance, Matthew Grover Entrepreneurship, Katherine Kennedy in Business Services Marketing, Wade Leskody in Business Finance, Anthony Madigan in Principles of Marketing, Simrah Malik in Public Speaking, Katherine Paradise in Business Finance, Daniel Polay in Visual Advertising (Billboard), Matthew Rosenberg in Sales Demonstration, Edward Serwan in Entrepreneurship, Andrew Stefanac in Buying & Merchandising, James Treanor in Buying & Merchandising, and Patrick Wilson in Business Services Marketing.

Honorable mentions were given to Connor Fleming in Principles of Marketing, and Stephen Markowski in Personal Financial Literacy.

In addition to this competition, the DECA club competed in The Young Professionals Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Emerging Leaders at the end of Nov. 2017. Over 300 students participated in this competition from schools all over Long Island, and students from Harborfields had a second-place winner—Katherine Paradise in Job Interview—and two honorable mentions—Matthew Grover and Samuel Liebman in Retail Marketing Team.

DECA students also have opportunities to have fun, and attended the New York Jets Sports Business Day at Metlife Stadium this past fall. Students participated in a walking tour and visited speaker stations for question and answer sessions. The students toured the locker room, company suites, and the stadium. At the culmination of the tour, the students got to spend time outside on the actual field.