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May 2019

HHS DECA Business Club Captures Awards at NYS Competition

Once again, Harrison High School was well represented at the New York State DECA competition.  The students succeeded in their competitions and socially, meeting new people and participating in the various DECA functions in Rochester, NY.  Many of the competitions require a written exam as well as a live action role-play. Harrison had 55 students attend, and many received awards in the various business competitions.


Co-advisors, Deirdre O'Brien and Joseph Santo created and nurtured this learning opportunity for the students.  Mr. Morris and Mr. Roberts chaperoned the group.

The following 5 students placed within the top 5 of New York State in their events and will be competing at the National competition in Orlando, Florida on April 27th - May 1st: Third Place – Olivia Perini, Grade 10, Financial Literacy Promotion Plan; Third Place – Tyler Burden, Grade 10, Financial Literacy Promotion Plan; Fourth Place – Anishka Sanghavi, Grade 12, Professional Selling; Fourth Place – Olivia Naioti, Grade 12, Public Relations Project; and Fifth Place – Zack Greif, Grade 11, Personal Financial Literacy.


Students that placed within the top ten in New York State: Darin Iraj, Jared Schnapp, Janelle Vasquez, Denisse Hinojosa, Peyton Gartner, Ally Leighton, Julian Glover and Nate Applebaum.


Students that place in the top ten in multiple choice or role play in New York State: Darin Iraj, Brandon Lum, Matthew Griff, Julia Kindler.