Top Honors at DECA Finals

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Seven Junior-Senior High School students, accompanied by adviser and business chairperson Claire Reilly, traveled to Nashville, Tennessee, from April 23-26 to compete at the DECA International Career Development Conference.

In order to compete in this event, students had to qualify by placing at the state level in Rochester, New York, in March. There were more than 18,000 students from all over the country competing at the international competition. 

The team of Michael Logan and Jack Corcoran placed first in the Travel and Tourism category. Ryan Cosgro came in second place in Restaurant and Food Service Management, while Agnes Goldin placed fifth in Principles of Hospitality.

In the Visual Advertising category, Maggie Higgins came in first place and Jillian Gaare placed third. Quinn LaRock scored fifth place in Sports and Entertainment Marketing.

DECA is a cocurricular club that focuses on preparing students for careers in business, entrepreneurship, marketing and finance. DECA students are also enrolled in business classes at the Junior-Senior High School.