DECA Students Earn Spots in National Competition!

The Wheatley DECA Team had 13 students qualify for the prestigious DECA State Competition.  To be eligible, they had to be one of the top performers at the regional level. Last week, these 13 members of the Wheatley DECA club traveled to Rochester, NY to compete in the DECA State competition.

At the State level, the students competed in events such as business role-plays, in which students were given a scenario, and they had to determine how they would proceed if they were in charge of the company or organization and then answer questions from the judges who were 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 6 members bringing home multiple medals for their accomplishments!

  • Juniors Freddy Lin and Adam Aldad placed in the top ten for their scores on the Entrepreneurship & Business Management Exams and for their role-play event, culminating in a 3rd place win overall!
  • Juniors Nadav Cohen and Saad Haroon took home two medals for their performance on the Finance Exams and in their event role-play, taking 3rd place overall in the Team Financial Decision Making event!
  • Seniors Brandon Behar and Jason Koty placed in the top 10 for their performance in the Sports & Entertainment role-play event and won 3rd place overall for their competitive event!

All 6 students earned a spot at the DECA ICDC National competition, which will take place in Nashville this April.

We are so proud of all of our students for doing such an outstanding job at the competition, as well as for their coach Kristen Malik who guided our team to the high accolades and Courtney Clarke for chaperoning the trip!

[Thanks to Mrs. Malik for the write-up and the photos!]


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