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High School Chapters Recognized by DECA

DECA has announced North High School and South High School as winners in the 2022–23 DECA Chapter Campaign Program. Each high school earned an Achievement Level award in recognition of their respective chapter’s growth, involvement, engagement, and outstanding activities.

Both high schools boast thriving DECA programs, which prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. This year, North High’s chapter has 205 members and South High’s chapter has 161 members.

All of these students prepare for DECA competitions, which include role play events, written manual events, and online competitions such as the Stock Market Game and Virtual Business Challenge. Great Neck students consistently achieve success at the regional competition and DECA State Career Conference, with top scorers advancing to the DECA International Career Development Conference (ICDC).  

“Your chapter is to be commended on its efforts to showcase the impact that DECA has in preparing your school’s emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for college and career success,” reads a congratulatory message from DECA. “We thank you for your commitment to supporting experiential learning opportunities through your DECA chapter to assist in the development of academically prepared, community-oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders.”

DECA faculty advisors are Richard Marchese and Paul Rodriguez at North High, and Sheryl Demetres and Rick Vine at South High.