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Ward Melville DECA Team Qualifies for Nationals

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As a result of their exceptional performance at the state level, 11 members of Ward Melville High School’s DECA team have qualified to compete in the National DECA Competition in Orlando, Florida, this April. 

The entire team had an exceptional performance, with seven students placing in the top 10 in their respective events. The district congratulates the entire team, along with adviser Ilene Littman, on their dedication and wishes those competing in nationals the best of luck. 

Ward Melville’s National Qualifiers: 
Diego Bennett - First Place – Financial Literacy Promotion Project
Elizabeth Wang - First Place – Quick Service Restaurant Management
Akshay Malhotra - Second Place – Principles of Hospitality and Tourism
Hannah Lu - Third Place – Restaurant and Food Service Management
Ashley Zhang - Fourth Place – Hotel and Lodging Management
Jade Eggleston and Jessica Guo - Fifth Place – Buying and Merchandising TEAM event
Dara Berman and Katie Zhao - Fifth Place – Marketing Management TEAM event
Leo Takemaru and Dale Yu - Fifth Place – Business Law and Ethics TEAM event

Top 10 in New York State Competition: 
Michael Bernstein – Business Services Marketing
Eric Chung – Automotive Services Marketing
Jonathan Huang – Accounting Applications
Elyas Masrour – Retail Merchandising
Nancy Zhong – Principles of Finance
Chelsea Pan and Eileen Whelan – Hospitality Services TEAM event

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