Last week, 16 members of the Wheatley DECA club traveled to Rochester, NY to compete in the DECA States competition. In order for students to qualify for States, they had to be one of the top performers at the regional level. At the State level, the students competed in events such as business role plays, where students were given a scenario and had to determine how they would proceed if they were in charge of the company and answer questions from the judges who are taking the role of potential investors. There were over 2,000 DECA students from all over New York State competing for one of the coveted spots in the National Level competition!
The Wheatley DECA club was victorious, with 7 members bringing home multiple medals for their accomplishments!
Sophomore Freddy Lin and Junior Matthew Cornnachia both placed in the top ten for their scores on the Entrepreneurship & Business Management Exams.
Junior Saad Haroon took home 2 medals for his performance on his event role play and for placing in the top 10 overall for the Principles of Finance Event.
Senior Matthew Kreitzer and Brooke Schwartz also brought home 2 medals for their performance on their role play and for placing in the top 10 overall in the Entrepreneurship Team Event.
Juniors Brandon Behar and Jason Koty were Wheatley’s big winners, placing in the top 10 for their performance in the Sports and Entertainment Role Play event and taking 3rd place overall! This placement earned them a spot at the DECA ICDC National competition which will take place in Orlando this April.
We are so proud of all of our students for doing such an outstanding job at the competition! Thanks as well to coach Kristen Malik, who guided the students to the high accolades! Our students and coach are looking forward to competing in the DECA Nationals Competition!
[Thanks to Dr. Teseo for the write-up and Mrs. Malik for some of the photos!]