| December 19, 2017
Student Guest Column:
2017 - 2018 DECA Chapter Success at Regional Competition
By KAYLEEANN JONES
Hatteras Secondary School students traveled to Greenville, North
Carolina to compete in North Carolina DECA’s regional competition on
November 30th, 2017. As stated on their website, DECA prepares emerging
leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and
management in high schools and colleges around the globe. This year,
the school club membership was at its highest, with 37 competing
much success, Cape Hatteras had 11 students recognized for exam
finalists and performance finalists, some placing in the top 3 in their
event. Over half of the club received exam/performance proficiency.
Finalists are stated as below.
Proficiency in various categories are still being received.
Merchandising: Evan Cabral was an exam finalist. Tayler Gavetti was an
exam finalist, performance finalist and won 2nd place overall.
- Principles of Marketing: John Contestable was an exam finalist, performance finalist and won 2nd place overall.
Serve Restaurant Management: Rodney Brinson was an exam finalist.
Savannah Scarborough was an exam finalist and performance finalist.
& Entertainment Team Decision Making: The team of Dawson Romanko
and Caroline Gray were exam finalists and performance finalists.
Team Decision Making: The team of Sandra Sanchez and Sam Smith were
exam finalists, performance finalists and placed 3rd overall. The team
of Enrique Babilonia and Evan Castillo were performance finalists and
won 1st place overall.
Note: The Island Free Press is delighted to be working
with journalism students and writers from Cape Hatteras Secondary School of the Coastal Studies this year, and will be
posting their work in our Commentary & Guest Columns page as they
continue to grow into exceptional journalists.