The Williamsville North DECA chapter, advised by Mr. Alan Balsdon, continued to outshine the competition at this year’s NYDECA State Career Conference. Even though things were much different this year, North’s members rose to the challenge and showed an unmatched dedication and commitment to their competitions. This conference was the culmination of the New York State DECA year and the final step to participating in the International Career Development Conference in April. With Williamsville North’s representation of 55 students, the chapter amassed an impressive number of awards and had the following 16 students qualify to compete at the International Career Development Conference.
Angela Seo & Abigail Weissenburg placed 1st overall in the Integrated Marketing Campaign – Service event. Galina Danilovich & Sumitra Pandit placed 1st overall in the Business Law & Ethics Team Decision Making event while Maya Burgio & Miranda Peer placed 1st overall in the Business Services Operations Research event. Chad Swiech, Pratik Mallya & Evan Czosnyka competed in the International Business Plan event and placed 1st overall. In the Independent Business Plan event, Max Palmer, Cole Viscome & Christian Michalowski placed 2nd overall, while Vallabh Baldwa placed 2nd overall in the Business Growth event. Brier Amerlinck placed 2nd overall in the Start-Up Business Plan event. Rounding out this impressive list of 16 students are Ava Burke & Allison Weissenburg who placed 2nd overall in the Travel & Tourism Team Decision Making event.
Other North competitors received recognition for their achievement in their events including many top five medals for their role-play, test and overall finish. These students are: Joseph Saia, Ronald Vincent, Gavin Miller, Leah Stone, Hadley Katzman, Corrine Meldrum, Drew Katzman, Adarsh Narayanan, Ian Lopes, Ananya Chandra, Matt Klapp, Isadora Pellegrinetti, Jimmy Kasperek, Niharika Arany, Victoria Bollinger, Sydni Wasserman, Annabel Cavall, Carolina Brown, Josephine Peck, Ethan Stierheim, Noah Stierheim
The Williamsville North community is very proud of the accomplishments of these students and young business people. The chapter hopes to maintain this high level of success at the International Career Development Conference at the end of April. Aside from these conferences, the chapter is involved in many fundraisers and community service projects. For more information about DECA, please visit www.newyorkdeca.com or www.deca.org. Also, don’t forget to check out the DECA WITS page for more information on what is going on for North DECA.