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HHS Business Club Students Advance to State Competition

Harrison High School DECA Business Club students performed at a high level at the Regional DECA competition with 20 students receiving awards and advancing to the New York State competition in March; 91% of Harrison students who completed the regional exam advanced to state competition. Students were presented with their medals at a ceremony held in the Performing Arts Center at Harrison High School.

At the regional level, students take a multiple choice test to demonstrate their business knowledge in the areas of marketing, finance, entrepreneurship, and business administration. At the state competition, many divisions also include a live action role-play or presentation. Last year’s competition was virtual, but the team hopes the state competition will be in person this year.

The following students advanced to the State level in business categories.  

Principles of Business Management & Administration: Gianna Salvo, Zakaria Ahmed; Principles of Finance: Gianfranco Tammaro; Principles of Hospitality & Tourism: Mark Loguidice, Parker Yates; Apparel & Accessories Marketing: Lindsay Reis; Food Marketing: Deborah Meneses, Hotel & Lodging Management: Michael Griff; Human Resource Management: Rachel Kindler; Marketing Communications: Olivia Naparano; Restaurant and Food Service Management: Savannah Serfilippi; Retail Merchandising: Jack DiLorenzo; Buying & Merchandising Team: Gabe Voskoff & Nicole Hermann; Marketing Communication Team: Jared Schwartz & Eric Marino; Sports & Entertainment Marketing Team: Jake Sarlo & Johnny Karipidies.

The following students wrote manuals/research papers and qualified to compete at the state competition.

Hospitality & Tourism Operations:  Hannah Rose & Alessandra Mastrogiacomo; Sports & Entertainment Marketing Operations: Isabella Estroff, Andrew Caparelli, Henry Hurvitz; Business Solutions Project: Ally Stilo, Juliana Celentano, & Veronica Moloney; Financial Literacy Project: Stella Perinni & Cate Ansel; Innovation Plan: Max Johansson & Michael Sica; Independent Business Plan: Alex Marino, Luke Simmons, Eric Hoffman; International Business Plan: Jordan Lubowitz, Aidan Oestricher, Nikhil Sood; Franchise Business Plan: Jacob Oestreicher, Sal Muto, & Kyle Malin; Integrated Marketing Campaign Events: Mason Danzig, Max Tse, Michael Santarelli; Integrated Marketing Campaign Events: Grace Peacock, Sarah Rodriguez, & Olivia Minichello; Integrated Marketing Campaign Events: Product - Shweta Nadagouda; Hospitality & Tourism Professional Selling: Georgia Lawlor; Hospitality & Tourism Professional Selling: Lauren Schnapp; Professional Selling: Ben Lovinger.

Congratulations and good luck to all!