CNS DECA sets record for first place finishes

The state DECA competition that was held March 9 - 11 in Rochester, NY, had over 1800 business students from across the state compete during the three-day conference. CNS DECA sent 16 business students and North Syracuse Junior High DECA sent five business students to the competition. The North Syracuse DECA chapters took home 19 top ten medals and had four overall winners. The highlight of the competition came when three CNS DECA members took first place in the state which is the most first place finishes at any state competition for CNS DECA.

The majority of the students' events consist of a 100-question marketing/management test, followed by two role-plays with members from the business community that challenge the students ability to problem-solve. There were approximately 50 DECA members in each event. The following is a list of the winners and their events:

Top Ten Medalists (Test, Role Plays, and/or Overall)

James Runge1 medalDecision Making - Marketing

Colin Crooks1 medalJob Interview

Jacob Werksman1 medalSales Demonstration

Melissa Perra1 medalSales Demonstration

Steve Fishel1 medalSales Demonstration

Hilary Anderton4 medals Apparel & Accessories Marketing

Jelani Rice1 medalApparel & Accessories Marketing

Liz Trinh1 medalQuick Serve Restaurant Management

Ryan McCarthy2 medalsMarketing Management Series

Mason Austen2 medalsAccounting Applications

Joe Pokrentowski2 medalsSports & Entertainment Team Event

Colin MacDonald2 medalsSports & Entertainment Team Event

Overall State Winners

Colin Crooks1st PlaceJob Interview

Jacob Werksman1st PlaceSales Demonstration

Hilary Anderton1st PlaceApparel & Accessories Marketing

Melissa Perra3rd PlaceSales Demonstration

Submitted by Michael Lucia

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