King Philip Regional High School DECA Members Qualify for Upcoming State Career Development Conference

Superintendent Paul Zinni, King Philip DECA Marketing Coordinator James Dow and DECA Vice President of Marketing Brooke Noonan are pleased to announce that King Philip DECA members have qualified for the upcoming State Career Development Conference (SCDC).

King Philip DECA members performed exceptionally well at the Massachusetts DECA District Two Conference held on Jan. 4-5 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 four of their respective categories in order to qualify for the state conference. Students were recognized for their hard work and efforts in the areas of marketing, community service, finance, hospitality, and tourism.

KP DECA students who were recognized at the district conference include:

First Place Winners: Madison Asprelli, Lindsey Field, Marisa Hughes, Kate O’Neil, Caitlin Thompson, Ava Lanza, Julia Lanza, Kayla Simas, Tessa Sarkar, Emily Zappala, Phil Harmon, Liam Hickey, Bridget Swezey, Hallie Miller, Sydney Paquette, Sophia Collins, Trevor Clyde, Caden Heslin, Ben Simmons, Zunairah Syeda, Ananya Boominathan, Luke Reagan, Jake Van Hoesen, Brady Ricci, Alden Hardy, Lainey Grant, Emerson Baker, and Trinjan Kaur.

Second Place Winners: Abigail Thoren, Caitlin O’Brien, Aarshe Murli, Ryan Brown, Chris Delvecchio, Louise Bourque, Jordan Host, Emily Heslin, Jett Tucker, Abby Hoyt, Grace McGourty, Morgan Leblanc, Kiera Evans, Lucy Weineck, Ashleigh Guenette, Ava Reitz, Maggy Crisafi, Julia Devasto, Meagan Sullivan, Gavin Hickey, Owen Troutman, Braedon Reilly, Charlie Morris, Henry Leclair, Addison Lewis, and Eliot Davis.

Third Place Winners: Tia Persky, Luca Giardini, Logan Noiseux, Sarah Glaser, Allyson Pochay, Alex D’Amadio, Kendall Noonan, Jack Curran, Will Bowen, Jacob D’Avignon, Isabelle Taylor, Greg Manley, Keith Joseph, and Brooke Noonan.

Fourth Place Winners: Olivia Florindi, Lian Nolan, Neel McGrath, Nora Tobichuk, Reilly O’Brien, Kaitlyn Ceurvals, Neva Keighley, Ella Sheehan, Jason Lussier, Beckett James, Colin Brady, Ryan Love, Ryan Simas, Brycen Cloutier, Eve Rose, and Nora Garland.

“We are all so proud of our chapter’s efforts and achievements so far,” Noonan said. “80% of our members will be attending the highly competitive state competition with DECA members from across Massachusetts.”

Along with achieving success through members’ projects, the King Philip DECA Chapter has also participated in chapter campaigns recently as well. The KP DECA program earned Thrive Level in the membership campaign and chapter campaign. As a result of this recognition, King Philip will be sending six DECA members to the International Competition in Orlando, Florida, this April to participate in the Thrive Academy.

The KP DECA Chapter is extremely thankful for its alumni program, all of who continue to assist and strengthen the chapter’s projects and members!

About DECA Inc.

DECA is a career and technical student organization that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs who are interested in careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. DECA enhances the preparation for college and careers by providing co-curricular programs that integrate into classroom instruction, apply learning, connect to business and promote competition. DECA student members leverage their DECA experience to become academically prepared, community-oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders. DECA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with more than 225,000 members in 4,000 high school and college chapters in all 50 United States, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico and Germany.

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