DECA Students Earn Top Honors in State

DECA members took home numerous awards after competing at the annual New York State Career Conference in Rochester from March 8-11.

After qualifying at the regional level in January, these students moved on to compete at the state conference against more than 2,000 students from high schools across New York.
Jack Corcoran and Michael Logan placed first in New York State in the Travel and Tourism team event. The pair, who also ranked in the top 10 in role play, test and overall, each received a $1,000 scholarship to Johnson & Wales.

Maggie Higgins placed first in New York State in Visual Advertising and Jillian Gaare came in third in the same category. Ryan Cosgro took second place in Restaurant and Food Service Management, also earning top 10 in role play 1, role play 2, test and overall.

In addition, the following students received top 10 awards: Agnes Goldin, Quinn LaRock, Scott Zeterberg, Alex Singleton, Joe Conti, Sophia Sherman, Rachel Camilleri, AJ Alessi, Michael Steffaneta, Olivia Lully and Mollie Walsh.

The New York State DECA Honor Society recognized Ryan Cosgro, Jack Corcoran, Michael Logan, Owen McCaffrey and Thomas Rigelhaugpt for three years of service and achievement.

The district was one of approximately 15 chapters in New York State to be recognized with a community service award for its donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.