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ESM DECA Students Earn 34 Awards at Regionals

ESM DECA had a great performance at the 2023 DECA Region 9 Conference at Le Moyne College taking home 34 awards which advanced them to states! Advancing to the NYS DECA Career Conference are 11 students who placed in the top 5 of their event and 23 students for their community service projects. Three students that placed individually & with a project will only compete in their community service project at states.

Placing first in their event were: Evan Fitzgerald, Quick Serve Restaurant Management; Ososeno Ikhide, Business Law & Ethics and Jasmine Kennedy, Business Law & Ethics.

Earning 2nd were Shawn Weigel, Accounting Applications and Emma Wilson-Hefti, Marketing Communications. Third place finishers were Olivia Ferrara, Principles of BM & Administration and Aristyn Muldoon, Entrepreneurship.

Taking 4th in Business Finance was Amit Iyer. 5th place finishes went to Ermin Hajdarevic, Hotel and Lodging Management; Aria Liebman, Personal Financial Literacy and Cara'Mya Mere, Restaurant & Food Service Management.

Community Service Project winners were: 
  • Emma Broton & Francesca Cambareri  “Sales for Success” to benefit ESM DECA
  • Shayla Sanson, Abigail Cain & Evan Fitzgerald “Spooky Savings Spectacular” sponsored by Core CFCU
  • Amit Iyer, Aaron Reynolds & Gabriel Vinch “Firefighters Against Cancer” to benefit Firefighter Cancer Support Network
  • Austin Betts, Trey Bova, Justin Garlough, Sophie Jones, Michael Ojeda & Reide Scolaro  “Larry Costello Classic” to benefit The V Foundation
  • Matthew McDonald, Tylar Saunders & Emma Wilson-Hefti “Better As One” to benefit The Jim & Juli Boeheim Foundation
  • Tanner Jace, Dominik Greco & Aiden Martinez “Camps for Cause” to benefit Clear Path for Veterans
  • Alina Krdzic, Adele Stinziano & Avery McMullen“Career Development”