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DECA Competition held at SHS

On Saturday, December 11th, Solvay High School hosted the Region 9 DECA Competition. Approximately 200 students from nine local high schools came together to apply their academic knowledge to business cases, create solutions, and present them to volunteer business professionals.

Solvay DECA had 19 students participate in the competition. Each of the students had been preparing throughout the fall, to learn business content and to develop their presentation skills. Before the competition they had taken a DECA exam testing their business knowledge. All of the students spent time after school to be ready for competition.

Their hard work was rewarded and nine students won awards at the event. Winning 1st place awards were Maria Brusa - Accounting Applications, Jacob Barndollar - Business Finance, and Brianna Williams - Human Resources. Earning 2nd place awards were Justine Stanejko - Quickserve Restaurant, Xianna Sierotnik - Apparel & Accessories, Jack Haskel - Food Marketing, and Pyu Aye - Accounting Applications. Third place winners were Emily Rolince - Sports Marketing and Mekhi Johnson - Restaurant Management.

During the competition, Region 9 DECA conducts a "Penny War" fundraiser to support the NY DECA selected charity. The charity this year is the Child Foundation, an international organization that supports underprivileged children to keep them in school. Region 9 raised over $200 for the charity and Solvay DECA won this year, taking home the Penny War plaque.

Congratulations to all of the students who worked hard to prepare for competition and demonstrated their knowledge and skill at this year's regional event.

deca competitors on stage

Photo: Whole DECA group. Front row left to right - Mekhi Johnson, Zainab Hadi, Olesya Konopatskiy, Nikolette Michalkow, Kaylah Kowalczyk, Maria Brusa, Xianna Sierotnik, Jacob Barndollar, and Pyu Aye. Back row left to right: Mr. Gratien, Josiah Caci, Justine Stanejko, Emily Rolince, Nick Emmi, Brianna Williams, Aidan Tyler, Stephen Bagozzi, Jack Haskell, Carissa Stachurski, and Rylee Piedmonte.

award winner students on stage

Photo: Award winners.- from left to right are: Justine Stanejko,Mekhi Johnson, Emily Rolince, Maria Brusa, Jack Haskell, Pyu Aye, Mr. Gratien - Advisor, Brianna Williams, Jacob Barndollar, and Xianna Sierotnik.





Solvay Union Free School District
Jay Tinklepaugh, Superintendent
PO Box 980
299 Bury Drive
Syracuse, New York 13209
Phone: (315) 468-1111
Fax: (315) 468-2755

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