51 DECA Students Advance to State Competition

51 DECA Students Advance to State Competition

This past December, members of the Senior High School club, DECA, took that organization’s Region 10 competition by storm! Despite fierce competition by more than 500 students from across the Greater Rochester area, 51 Victor students earned a trophy/ribbon and the opportunity to compete at the New York State Career Conference on February 26-28th at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center.

DECA is an international academic club helping to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs to be college and career ready. This is Victor’s eighth year participating in DECA. Co-advisor, Susan Utz said, our student officers have done an outstanding job leading the chapter every step of the way. “Our VHS students have been preparing since September for a rigorous test and role play scenario within their field of choice. In addition, our members have been actively involved in the community. We take pride in knowing the impact DECA makes on the lives of our students,” Utz said.

PRINCIPLE EVENTS:
Shauna Ford - Principles of Business Administration
James Arellano - Principles of Business Administration
Ben Gensiejewski - Principles of Business Administration
Aiden Wheeler - Principles of Finance
Liam Wheeler - Principles of Finance
Cort Sherman - Principles of Finance
Kelsey Fahy - Principles of Hospitality & Tourism
Ashaz Rahman - Principles of Marketing
KC Vedula - Personal Financial Literacy
Alaina Andre - Personal Financial Literacy

TEAM EVENTS:
Meghan Weldon & Sherry Robinson - Business Law & Ethics Team
Emma Skibinski & Catie Ginther - Business Law & Ethics Team
Nicole Helms & Julia DeMars - Buying & Merchandising Team
Alicia Redington & Erin Ritz - Buying & Merchandising Team
TJ Brei & Kaden Helmer - Financial Services Team
Mark Oddi & Jake Gauthier - Financial Services Team
Madi Cox-Bagley & Samantha Parisi - Hospitality Services Team
Paige Ford & Rachel Gill - Hospitality Services Team
Alex Seiler & Alex Parton - Marketing Management Team
Abi Black & Maddie Pitts - Travel & Tourism Team
Anna Boyer & Lily Colucci - Travel & Tourism Team
Thomas Gravino & Jackson Slavny - Sports & Entertainment Marketing Team
Isaiah Couser & Nick Fronzack - Sports & Entertainment Marketing Team

INDIVIDUAL EVENTS:
Lucy Qian - Business Finance Series
Eric Marchetti - Business Finance Series
Logan Callahan - Business Services Marketing Series
Ashar Rahman - Entrepreneurship
Max DiMarzo - Food Marketing Series
Georgia Mowers - Food Marketing Series
Abby Hannel - Quick Serve Restaurant Series
Kelsey Purcell - Quick Serve Restaurant Series
Pieter Bartelse - Quick Serve Restaurant Series 
Abiha Rahman - Quick Serve Restaurant Series
Isabel Stowell - Restaurant and Food Service Management Series
Al Skibinksi - Retail Merchandising Series
Dan Caverly - Sports and Entertainment Marketing Series
Nate Kulp - Sports and Entertainment Marketing Series 
Ellie Nelkin - Sports and Entertainment Marketing Series