Superintendent Paul Zinni, King Philip DECA Advisor James Dow and Vice President of Marketing Emma Sheehan are pleased to announce that King Philip DECA members have qualified for the State Career Development Conference (SCDC).
King Philip DECA performed exceptionally well at the Massachusetts DECA District Two Conference, which was held on Jan. 5-6 at the Mansfield Holiday Inn, and are now moving onto SCDC in March.
Students competing at the district conference had to place in the top five of their respective categories in order to qualify for the state conference. Students were recognized for their hard work and efforts in areas of marketing, community service, finance, hospitality and tourism.
KP DECA students who were recognized at the district conference include:
First Place Winners: Declan Breen, Nico Calderone, Nico Canning, Emma Sheehan, Brooke Stagg, Laura Gelsomini, Julia Lanza, Ava Lanza, Kayla Simas, Grace Clyde, Meghan Sullivan, Margaret Crisafi, Julia DeVasto, Phil Harmon, Liam Hickey, Connor O’Reilly, Ian O’Neill, Ryan McGill, Trinjan Kaur, Luke Anderson, Ryan Taylor, Ben Simmons, Caden Heslin, Sydney O’Shea, Jeff Bourque, Noah Hurd, John Pfeiffer, Liz Jacobsen, Makayla Hickey, Jacob D’Avignon, Jared Curran, Finn Meroski and Raysa Bollu
Second Place Winners: Megan Eldred, Abby Thoren, Katharine O’Neil, Abby Hoyt, Ananya Boominathan, Zunairah Syeda, Samantha Asprelli, Isabella Fraone, Flynn Duffy, Marisa Hughes, Peter Dadasis, Christian Dadasis, Jack McCreedy, James Hickey, Jack Curran, Sarah Lehan-Allen, Braedon Reilly, Ian Knott, Anthony Fraone and Amelia Penny
Third Place Winners: Bridget Swezey, Lindsey Field, Brady Ricci, Ethan Bovaird, Caitlin Thompson, Rylie Wesley, William Bowen, Luca Giardini, Brady Wendling, Trevor Clyde, Tessa Sarkar, Emily Zappala, Ava Reitz and Ashley Guemette
Finalists: Joe Burke, Jackson Hom, William Bermingham, Emerson Baker, Lainey Grant, Brooke Noonan, Sam Murphy, Cole Yadisernia, Stephen Viola, Luke Reagan, Richard Kent, Jake Van Hoesen and Ryan Keller
“We are extremely proud of our entire chapter’s achievements during this school year so far,” Sheehan said. “Following our success at the district conference, all of our KP DECA members will be attending the highly competitive state competition with DECA chapters from across Massachusetts.”