Student participation in the business competition club, DECA, continues to grow at Harrison High School and on across New York State. As the number of student competitors increases and competition intensifies, students from HHS continue to succeed at high levels. Nearly 400 students participated in the Region 3 competition, which includes Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Ulster, and Albany Counties.
Of the 24 HHS students who attended the Region 3 competition, 17 received awards and advanced to the New York State competition. The individual contests require a written exam as well as live-action role-play in front of a panel of judges. Those scores are compiled, and the students who finish in the top five of the Regional competition move on to the New York State competition.
In addition to those who succeeded at the Division 3 competition, forty-one additional students have written research papers, business plans, and conducted analyses on various business topic to already qualify for the New York State DECA competition, where they will defend their papers to judges.
DECA club President Zach Greif observed, “The DECA Regionals event allowed our DECA members to demonstrate their business knowledge and compete with other individuals from multiple counties. Our club had a successful outing as our members were able to place and receive acknowledgment for their hard work and understanding of business concepts.”
In total, fifty-seven students will compete at the State competition to be held in Rochester, New York on February 26th-28th. DECA advisors, Mrs. Deirdre O’Brien and Mr. Joseph Santo will accompany students to the competition.
Sam Jamshidi Nouri