March 19, 2018

Cape Hatteras DECA Dominates State Competition


On March 7th, 2018, Cape Hatteras DECA students braved through the aftermath of winter storm ‘Riley’ to travel to Greensboro to compete in state level competition. After great success at regional competition, we brought home another win at state competition. With over 3,700 state competitors, we were one of the biggest winners in the coastal regional.

2nd Place (Community Service Project) - Maya Damitio, Morgan Fairbanks and Savannah Scarborough
Finalists (Entrepreneurship Team Decision Making) - Henry Macchio and Trafton Reynolds
Finalists (Start-Up Business Plan) - Sam Smith and Sandra Sanchez
Trophy winners will be traveling to Georgia in April to attend the International Career Development Conference.

Top 6 High Score (Entrepreneurship Exam) - Evan Castillo
Certified Guest Service Professional Certification - Finni Harmon
State Officer Candidate (Nyah Machie)

Proficiency Winners

Sophie Waterfield (Apparel and Accessories Marketing Series)
Maya Damitio, Morgan Fairbanks, Savannah Scarborough (Community Service Project)
Nyah Machie (Entrepreneurship Series)
Henry Macchio and Trafton Reynolds (Entrepreneurship Team Decision Making)
Lauren Wage and Claudia Caldwell (Marketing Management Team Decision Making)
Rodney Brinson (Quick-Serve Restaurant Management)
Finni Harmon (Restaurant and Food Service Management)
Tayler Gavetti (Retail Merchandising)
Caroline Gray and Dawson Romanko (Sports & Entertainment Team Decision Making)
Sandra Sanchez and Sam Smith (Start-Up Business Plan)
Kayleeann Jones and Carley Martin (Start-Up Business Plan)

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Editor’s Note: The Island Free Press is delighted to be working with journalism students and writers from CHSS this year, and will be posting their work in our Commentary & Guest Columns page as they continue to grow into exceptional journalists. 

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