The Business Club at Harrison High School captured five medals in its first regional DECA (Distributive Education Club of America) competition at SUNY Rockland Community Club on Thursday, January 10th. Advisors Claudia Gray and Joe Santos helped prepare the HHS students who competed against 200 other students from the Hudson Valley region. In their first attempt of the season, all of Harrison’s students qualified for the DECA New York State Competition in March.
HHS Competitors were:
DECA, a national Business and Marketing Club with 185,000 members spanning 5,000 high school chapters in all 50 states and nine countries, prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs by creating a forum in which students practice key leadership skills such as goal setting, consensus building and project management.
“After returning to school, I cannot tell you how many students told us they are joining DECA and want to compete next year!” said Gray. “DECA at Harrison is a great opportunity to learn about business and prepare for competitions. We are off to a great start!”