Pair Wins Medals at DECA State Finals

Four Senior High School students and DECA members competed at the annual New York State Career Conference in Rochester from March 8-11.

After qualifying at the regional level in January, these four students moved on to compete at the state conference against more than 2,000 students from high schools across New York.

Natalie Mandich and Cynthia Vargas competed as a team in the Buying and Merchandising Team Decision Making event and Emily O’Halloran and Nitin Punn competed in the Principles of Hospitality and Tourism event. Both O’Halloran and Punn received top 10 medals in their event.

DECA is an academic, co-curricular organization with more than 200,000 students nationwide.