Amityville DECA Garners Multiple Awards

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Amityville Memorial High School’s chapter of the Distributive Clubs of America had an impressive showing at the regional competition on Jan. 8 at Suffolk County Community College. DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in business management and administration, finance, hospitality and marketing in high schools around the world.  

Senior Amelia Tisk took first place in the Principles of Hospitality and Tourism category and sophomore Mikhail Ankudovych was a first-place winner in the Principles of Business Management category. Both students participated in role-playing exercises before judges with mock scenarios based on their topics.  

Amityville also boasted several other regional winners including Crystal Fells in the Apparel and Accessories Marketing category, Jeffrey Reyes-Espinal in Human Resource Management, Trinity Tobin in Quick Serve Restaurant Management, Alexa Victor in Marketing Communications and Kevin Zelaya in Entrepreneurship. 

All winners advance to the state competition in Rochester in February. The students are led by business teacher and DECA adviser Jennifer Schweigert.