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Many Firsts at State DECA Competition

Group photo of DECA students The 59th DECA State Career Conference in Rochester held a few extra special moments unlike no other for GI DECA:

  • The first ever New York DECA president elected from Grand Island High School, Gabriella Bergstrom
  • A Life Achievement Award for advisor Cheryl Chamberlain
  • A second place Lip Sync Battle Team of Jacob Corrao, Nick Carey, Joe Botticello, Mckenna Prochaska and Libby Koyn
  • Seven students moving onto Nationals, including a first place win by Casey's Cabana owners Gabby Bergstrom, Luke Hess and Lauren Merletti
  • Top Ten notoriety in the state for two of the three middle school teams as well as 15 other students!
  • Remarkable work using local businesses  as examples in business plans by students (Momma De's, Casey's Cabana, GI Neighbors Foundation, Tops, Social Status Marketing)

Our students competed against over 2,000 students from all over NYS and we recognize their hard work.

Lip Sync group