Students sweep DECA competition
A total of 25 Wareham High School students competed in the regional DECA Career Development Conference, and 96 percent of those students placed in the top ten in their categories.
DECA aims to educate students who will become leaders or entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management.
Many Wareham students came in first, second, or third place:
Brigid Irving and Emilie Keating won first place overall for their Financial Literacy Project.
Eddy Berry and Mia Cromwell won first place overall and first place for role play in their Marketing Management Team Decision Making Event.
Laura Clements won first place overall and in a written exam and came in third for role play for Restaurant and Food Service Management.
Katelyn Trask won second place overall and came in third for role play in the Hotel and Lodging Management Series.
Olivia Hogan and Ryann Tripp came in third place overall and second in role play in the Travel and Tourism Marketing Management Team Event.
Charlotte Roy came in third place overall and in role play for Principles of Business Management.
Indiana Troupe and Evelyn Chase came in third place for their Start-Up Business Plan.
Many other students also placed: Chloe Hogan, Cassidy Quinn, James Pinkham, Brianna Corriea, Marissa Hathon, Carly Delgado, Wylde LaTulippe, Marian Karam, Amaya Anderson, Alexis Petterson, Marissa Coryer, Thalia Morales, and Freddie Rosen.
Cecilia Bottino, Katelyn Trask, Charlotte Roy, and Chloe Hogan received a mini award as a team for their roleplay.
James Pinkham received an award for his written exam.
“I know things were not ideal, but I wanted to say thank you to everyone for competing in times like these and doing your best,” said club president Chloe Hogan. “Congratulations to everyone.”