DECA Club Advances to State Competition


Babylon High School’s DECA Club has once again scored big at the Suffolk County DECA career competition. Competing against almost 2,000 students from across Suffolk County, Babylon’s 98-member team surpassed the level of performance they have achieved in the past. As a result of their talent and knowledge, 47 students placed in the top award-winning levels of their categories and many others placed in the top five of their category. A total of 41 students will be competing in the New York State competition in March.

Listed below are those who placed in the top five and their category.  

Sam Dickran and Jack Kresek:     
Third place: Hospitality Services Team

Jack Corcoran and Michael Logan:   
Second place: Travel and Tourism Team

Caroline Dunn:           
First place: Apparel and Accessories Marketing

Matthew Steffanata:           
Second place: Business Services Marketing

Rose Ann Bencivenga:       
Second place: Food Marketing

Emily Flaherty:           
First place:  Hotel and Lodging Management

Elizabeth Logan:           
Fourth place: Retail Merchandising

Emma Rende:    
Fourth place: Decision Making – Human Resources

Hallie Merz:               
Fourth place: Public Service Visual Advertising

Jillian Greatsinger:           
First place: Visual Advertising

Luke Zappia:   
Third place: Public Service Broadcast Advertising

Henry Brunjes:           
Third place: Basic Marketing

The high school DECA club is advised by business teachers Andrew Marulis and Claire Reilly. DECA is an international co-curricular student organization with more than 200,000 high school and college members.  DECA prepares students for careers in leadership, entrepreneurship, finance, marketing, management and hospitality.