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DECA Students Thrive at Regional Competition

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Members of the Harborfields High School DECA club competed at the Regional DECA Competition at Suffolk Community College on Jan. 4. The school had a record number of winners this year; 19 regional finalists including two second place winners and two honorable mentions.

Over 3,000 students from across Suffolk County participated in various category competitions during the event. Those selected as regional finalists will continue to compete at the New York DECA State Career Conference from Mar. 8 - 10 in Rochester, NY.

Harborfields High School students Angela Barberis and Caroline Sheehan were named second place winners in their category. Barberis for Hotel and Lodging Management and Sheehan for Principles of Business Management and Administration.

“Congratulations to all of our DECA Regional Finalists,” said DECA advisor Alison Matthews. “I am so proud of their hard work and I know they will be successful at the state competition in March.”

Regional Finalists
Ryan Ackerman    Principles of Finance
Derek Branch        Business Finance
Annika Browne    Principles of Hospitality & Tourism
Rebecca Cohen    Restaurant & Food Service Management
Christiana de Borja    Sports & Entertainment Marketing
Matthew Grover    Principles of Marketing
Brett Hebert        Public Speaking - Prepared (4-6 minutes)
Katherine Kennedy    Principles of Hospitality & Tourism
Wade Leskody        Principles of Business Management & Administration
Shamus Nordin    Automotive Services Marketing
Katherine Paradise    Principles of Finance
Samantha Scileppi    Job Interview - Men's Warehouse
Edward Serwan    Principles of Business Management & Administration
Andrew Stefanac    Buying & Merchandising Team
James    Treanor    Buying & Merchandising Team
Patrick Wilson        Principles of Marketing    
Samuel Puccio        Business Finance

Honorable Mention:
Christina Kohl        Public Speaking - Prepared (4-6 minutes)
Daniel Polay        Sports & Entertainment Marketing