Last week was the annual New York DECA State Career Conference in Rochester.
Different schools from all around New York had students qualify at the regional level to go to the State Conference, for a total of 2,400+ high school students and advisors.
Paul V. Moore High School DECA, advised by Michelle Nelson, had 24 people place at a regional level, and had 24 students go to the State Career Conference, Including Regional Officers Erin McCarthy, Christopher Suchecki, Taylor Wicks and Alexander Lotito, and New York State DECA Officer Tristin Rice.
As the State Career Conference ended, trophies and medals were awarded on the last day to students based on their proficiency in their selected business category.
Placing first in Retail Merchandising and making Paul V. Moore high school history, as the first student to place first in an individual event, was Taylor Wicks.
She also medaled “Top 10” in her category for Top Ten role play 1, top ten role play 2, and top ten overall.
Placing Second was Cameryn Lawyea in Principles of Business Management & Administration.
She also medaled “Top Ten” in her category for Top ten test scores, top ten role play one, and top ten overall.
Placing Third was both Nicholas Sobotka and Christopher Suchecki in Entrepenuership Franchise Business Plan-Team Event.
They placed Top Ten in their category.
Paul V. Moore also had multiple students recieve “Top 10” Medals. Jordan Concolino in Sales Demonstration, Kaitlyn Meigel in Food Services Marketing, Robby Howley in Food Services Marketing, Brianna Donohoe in Human Resources Management, Erin McCarthy in Resturant and Food Management, Alexander Lotito and Rhys Rupracht in Start up Business plan, Tristin Rice in Public Speaking and Charlie Miller in Sports Entertainment and Marketing.
As for those who placed, their journey will not end yet as they are attending the International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, California, to compete at a national level.
We wish them luck at ICDC in April.