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C-NS DECA Has Regional Success! 20 Students Qualify for February's State Competition

The 2019-2020 Regional DECA competition was held on December 17 at Le Moyne College. Region 9 DECA’s membership this year consisted of over 500 students, from 11 high schools across Central New York. This year's participating schools included: Phoenix, Norwich, Henninger, Liverpool, Solvay, Central Square, East Syracuse-Minoa, Fowler, Skaneateles, Nottingham, North Syracuse Junior High School and Cicero-North Syracuse High School.

The future marketing/management leaders’ events consist of a 100-question college level marketing/management test and a role-play with a member of the business community.  The role-play is given to the students during competition and they have a 10 or 20 minute preparation period to generate solutions to the business problem presented to them. Once the time is over, they have to present their answers to a member of the business community who serves as a judge.
               
Students from C-NS earned seven first place awards, three second place awards, three third place awards, and three fourth place awards. Additionally, C-NS students raised the most money for the Annual Penny War contest, for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. A total of 20 students have now qualified for the state competition that will be held February 26 – 28 in Rochester, NY. 

Below is a list of C-NS winners and their events: 
 
First Place WinnersRiley LaVancha for Principles of Finance, Ava Field for Business Finance, Katie Thies and Madeline Walker for Marketing Management Team, Giovanni Heater for Sports & Entertainment and Gracie Gleason and Jacqueline Cupoli for Sports & Entertainment Team
 
Second Place WinnersKadin Cochran and Logan Mussi for Entrepreneurship Team and DJ Villnave for Marketing Communications 

Third Place WinnersMatthew Wentling-Raymie for Automotive Services, Jaiden Asch for Principles of Business Management and Administration and Alicia Tow for Principles of Hospitality
 
Fourth Place WinnersVanessa Jerrett for Business Services, Joseph Bowen for Hotel & Lodging and Matthew Ragonese for Principles of Finance

Congratulations to all competitors!