DECA Competition

DECA Competition

Students taking part within Babylon Junior-Senior High School’s Distributive Education Clubs of America recently competed against more than 2,000 fellow high school-level students at the Suffolk County DECA Regional Competition held at Suffolk County Community College in Selden.

“Our students performed extremely well in a number of categories including Public Speaking, Visual Advertising, Sports Marketing, Restaurant Management, Job Interview and Finance,” said Claire Reilly, director of the Babylon Junior-Senior High School Practical Arts Department. “We had several first- and second-place winners as well, and I am extremely proud of all of the participating students.”

Approximately 36 Babylon Junior-Senior High School students will be moving on to compete at the New York State DECA Career Competition in March.

Additionally, the DECA students recently attended Babylon Episcopal Church for their Nourish Babylon initiative in an effort to help set up, clean and serve the patrons. Students were happy to help out alongside fellow DECA member Gillian Morrow who is a regular Monday Night volunteer at the soup kitchen.

According to their website, since their inception in 1947, DECA has prepared emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the world.