More than 1,400 students from across Pennsylvania recently competed in the DECA Emerging Business Leaders & Entrepreneurs State Career Development Conference where a Harriton High School contingent turned in an outstanding all-around performance, including three top-three performances, as five students ultimately qualified for the International Competition later this spring.
DECA's stated mission is to help prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the world. Students compete in a range of competitive business-related events, including Entrepreneurship, Sports & Entertainment Marketing, Business Law & Ethics, Travel & Tourism, Buying & Merchandising, Marketing Management and Financial Services, among others.
Lukas Roman and Noah Zeller won first place in the Buying & Merchandising Team Decision-Making event while Beau Greisiger and Monte Grossman finished second in Sports & Entertainment Marketing Team Decision-Making. Alexander Yung rounded out Harriton's top-three finishers with a third-place performance in the Individual Entrepreneurship Series event.
Teammates Sophie Weinstein and Camille Furer, along with Sami Alnabulsi and Josh Heppen, both finished as "finalists" in the top-six of their events – Business Law & Ethics and Sports & Entertainment Marketing, respectively – which means they still have a chance to move on to the International Competition should a top-four finisher not be able to compete. DECA's International Competition will be held virtually April 19-23.
Congratulations to all members of the Harriton team and best of luck at Internationals!
|Lukas Roma & Noah Zeller||1st||Buying & Merchandising|
|Beau Greisiger & Monte Grossman||2nd||Sports & Entertainment Marketing|
|Alexander Yung||3rd||Individual Entrepreneurship|
|Sophie Weinstein & Camille Furer||Top-6||Business Law & Ethics|
|Sami Alnabulsi & Joshua Heppen||Top-6||Sports & Entertainment Marketing|