30 IHS students earn DECA regional wins

30 IHS students earn trophies at DECA regionals
Posted on 12/21/2020

Thirty Irondequoit High School students were winners in the 2020 DECA Regional Competition, which was held virtually. Results were announced Monday. Those students earned the right to represent Monroe County (Region 10) against the best in the state at the Virtual NYDECA State Career Development Conference (SCC) March 3-5, 2021.

*VIDEO OF PRESENTATION

In all, 70 IHS students competed. The event required students to choose an area of business to compete and take a 100-question multiple choice test, then present a solution to a role-play situation. Rather than present to a judge in person, as they'd normally do, students recorded their solutions and judges reviewed those. There are nearly 50 different competitive marketing events for students to participate in and learn about the field of marketing and management.

DECA (www.deca.org) enhances the preparation for college and careers by providing co-curricular programs that integrate into classroom instruction, applying learning in the context of business, connecting to business and the community and promoting competition. Led by business teachers Lou DiCesare, Jeanine Lent, Tricia Taylor and Lavon Bucciarelli, IHS is traditionally very strong. Students in DECA leverage their experience to become academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, and experienced leaders. READ MOREvia the IHS Deca site.

Individual Events

ACCOUNTING APPLICATION SERIES

Michael Wagner

Charles Chodak

APPAREL & ACCESSORIES MARKETING SERIES

Tucker Green

Jenna Hewitt

JaDaya Matthews

AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES MARKETING SERIES

Rowan McGwin

Nick Bianchi

BUSINESS FINANCE SERIES EVENT

Jack Marlowe

ENTREPRENEURSHIP SERIES

Andrew Bidwell

HOTEL & LODGING MANAGEMENT

Elliot Duckworth

Traci Williams

MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS SERIES

Emma Palumbo

Caroline Coleman

RESTAURANT & FOOD SERVICE MANAGEMENT

Tyler Murray

RETAIL MERCHANDISING

Mackenzie Gay

Alyssa Calarco

Team Decision-Making events

ACCOUNTING APPLICATION SERIES

Michael Wagner, Charles Chodak, Brian Phillips

BUYING & MERCHANDISING

Noah Kisler/Cameron Murray

Cooper Branch/Colton Mantha

Liam McCammon/Lily Schoenweitz

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Emma Dawley/Olivia Munding

HOSPITALITY SERVICES

Jordyn Smith/Olivia Trovato

TRAVEL & TOURISM MARKETING

Lauren Day/Lauren Gangarossa

Ribbon winners/Principles events

HOSPITALITY & TOURISM

Cece Mulrooney