Three DECA Students Qualify for International Career Development Conference

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As they continue to develop skills for college and careers, 12 SWR High School students had an opportunity to represent the school at the DECA – Distributive Education Club of America – state career competition, recently held in Rochester, New York. Three students now qualify for the International Career Development Conference, which will take place in Orlando Florida in April.

Participating in various business events were Josh Aliberti, Gavin Barone, Nicholas Bettenhauser, Nicholas Cacciola, Max Cavoli, Phil Deluca, Nate Donohue, Owen Donohue, Peter Flanagan, Sean Franson, Camden Sisler and Jake Vogel. They were accompanied to the competition by business teacher and adviser Melissa Cosgrove.

“They all did an outstanding job and are an excellent representation of our school district,” Ms. Cosgrove said.

International conference qualifiers are Max Cavoli in the Elevate Leadership category, Camden Sisler for Start-up Business Plan category and Jake Vogel for the Professional Selling category.

Nicholas Bettenhauser, Phil Deluca and Christopher Simonette (who did not attend the state event) were also recognized for meeting the criteria as qualified members of the DECA National Honor Society.

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.