Four aspiring business leaders will represent Amityville High School at the Distributive Education Club of America’s upcoming state competition.
Seniors Elvis Amaya, Kevin Barrios and Aaron Mathurin, and junior Ana Candia placed at the Suffolk County regional competition on Jan. 4 at Suffolk County Community College. Elvis will continue on in the public speaking category and his topic at the state competition will be, “How will you use DECA to shape the future?” Ana and Kevin are competing together in the buying and merchandising marketing event and Aaron’s category is business management and administration.
DECA is a nationwide, business-themed organization that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. This is the second year of the chapter at Amityville Memorial High School. The winners, under adviser Matthew Tomasi, will compete against students from across New York at the state championship in Rochester from March 7-10.
“If they want to pursue a career in business, this is a great opportunity,” Mr. Tomasi said. “Participation in DECA gives them a chance to see what makes a business successful.”