SWR students show off their business, marketing skills

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01/16/2013 1:00 PM |

COURTESY PHOTOS | Shoreham-Wading River students (from left) Giovanni Giordano, Brandon Green and Jason Novetti were among the 12 award-winners in last Wednesday’s DECA contest.

A dozen Shoreham-Wading River High School students won top awards at last Wednesday’s DECA contest at Suffolk County Community College in Selden and are now preparing for the state competition.

More than 1,700 students from 28 high schools competed in the Jan. 9 regional competition. The Distributive Education Club of America, known as DECA, is a national organization that promotes business and marketing skills among high school and college.

The winners now qualify to compete in the State Competitive Conference on March 5 to 8 in Rochester.

Here’s a rundown the top awards for Shoreham-Wading River students:

DECA adviser, Melissa Cosgrove

-Xenia Kim, Business Management & Administration, 2nd place.
-Jayne Hoffman, Public Service Visual Advertising (Billboard), 3rd place.
-Jason Novetti, Decision Making (Human Resources), 4th place.
-Madison Hubner, Food Marketing, 4th place.
-Anne Jacqueline Bryant and Jillian Rossin, Buying & Merchandising Management (Team), 4th place.
-Jade Joannou, Accounting Applications
-Giovanni Giordano, Decision Making (Marketing).
-Aidan Goldstein, Decision Making  (Marketing).
-Tristan Capes-Davis, Sports & Entertainment Marketing.
-Kimoni Campbell, Job Interview.
-Brandon Green, Business Finance.

Riverhead High School officials said Tuesday the district hasn’t had a DECA club for the past few years.