Career competencies expand for SWR High School DECA students

Five Shoreham-Wading River High School students represented the school at the DECA – Distributive Education Club of America – state career competition, recently held in Rochester, New York. They participated and medaled in various business events.

Lindsay Deegan and Grace Schepis each received a medal for placing in the top 10 in the Entrepreneurship Innovation Plan event; Camden Sisler was honored with a medal for the Public Speaking Prepared category; Jacob Vogel received a medal for the Job Interview event and Maeghan Letcher was awarded a medal for participating in the DECA National Honor Society. They were accompanied by SWR High School business teacher Melissa Cosgrove.

DECA’s competitive events help to prepare high school and college leaders and entrepreneurs in all areas of business, including marketing, finance, hospitality and management. The students also acquire key leadership skills and the professional responsibilities of ethics, integrity and high standards.