Whitman DECA Students Score at State Level
Hard work, perseverance, and a quality education all combine to make successful business leaders. DECA
helps make that happen. New York DECA’s 52nd Annual State Competition was recently held in Rochester, New York. Walt Whitman High School maintained its reputation of excellence and high ranking with nine top-10 finalists. Of Whitman’s finalists, two were trophy winners, which advances them to the DECA international level of competition, being held in Salt Lake City, Utah, on April 28.
DECA is a nonpartisan, nonsectarian association of marketing students. The DECA International Career Development Conference (ICDC) is the highlight of the DECA year. Fourteen thousand high school students, advisors, businesspersons, and alumni will gather in Salt Lake City for several days of DECA excitement. The young men and women of DECA are academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, and experienced leaders who are actively involved in preparing for successful careers in marketing, management, and entrepreneurship. Whitman’s DECA advisors Ms. Zamow and Ms. Kleupfel are proud of the following students who honored the South Huntington community and Long Island with their excellent showing in the state competition. They are also happy to announce that both Jackie Calamari and Sydney Pisano, two proven leaders within their peer groups, will advance to the international level.
Individual members received medals in the following competitions:
Senior Brian Galvin, top ten overall in Accounting Applications
Senior Richard Rallo, top ten overall in Accounting Applications
Junior Chris McPartland, top ten on test and role play in Quick Serve Restaurant Management
Senior Olivia Knott, top ten overall in Food Service Management
Senior Ashley Sardelli, top ten overall in Food Service Management
Senior Nicholas Scover, top ten overall in Automotive Services
Freshman Zarmeen Mussa, top ten overall in Principles of Marketing
Junior Jackie Calamari, top ten overall in Entrepreneurship-Individual
Sophomore Sydney Pisano, top ten overall in Hospitality and Tourism
Jackie Calamari was awarded a First Place Trophy in Entrepreneurship-Individual
Sydney Pisano was awarded a Second Place Trophy in Hospitality and Tourism
Photo: Left to right: Whitman’s DECA advisors Ms. Kleupfel and Ms. Zamow flank trophy winners Sydney Pisano, and Jackie Calamari.