WRENTHAM — Superintendent Paul Zinni and KP DECA Marketing Coordinator James Dow are pleased to announce that King Philip Regional High School’s business club performed extremely well at the recent District Conference and are now moving onto the State Career Development Conference at the end of February.
On Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 8 and 9, King Philip students participating in DECA, an organization that teaches students business principles, attended the Massachusetts DECA District Two Conference at the Mansfield Holiday Inn. Students who placed in the top five of their respective categories will move on to the State Conference.
Students were recognized for their hard work and efforts in marketing, community service, finance, hospitality and tourism.
First Place Winners : Kristina Conlon, Olivia Donovan, Jack Hastry, Eric Anderson, Owen Conlin, Madison Burr, Nick Bush, Shea Duffy, Sara Sylvestre, John Pfeifter, Luke Pfeifter, Jeff Borque, Jaclyn Anderson, Riley Abrams, Kate Poletynski, Zach Ball, Maya Evans, Rasya Bollu, Ajae Olsen, Ryan Boucher, Samantha Quillen, Reid Rhines, Finn Merowski, Nate Farkash, Mike Norberg, Sophia Colbert-O’Connor, Sarah Lehan-Allen, Makayla Hickey, Ryan Lacy, Braedyn Moore, Abby Simmons and Courtney Ali.
Second Place Winners : Sydney O’Shea, Russell Kitsis, Declan Breen, Nico Canning, Emily Melanson, Hannah Mahoney, Ethan Hurwitz, Nick Lutfy, Grace Clyde, Sarah Natan, Katie Welch, Anthony Zappala, Connor O’Neil, Colin Wesley, Mitchell Pearson, Danny Dumais, Nico Calderone, Liam Kissell, Audrey Leonard, Cailey Adamos, Samantha Asprelli, Isabella Fraone and Tadhg Keller.
Third PlaceWinners : Peter Dadasis, Christian Dadasis, Sami Benredda, Alex Fritz, Sophie McLaughlin, Kiley Sullivan, Ally Stanton, Ryann Stagg, Jill Freely, Emma Sheehan, Brooke Stagg, Elizabeth Jacobsen, Samantha Taylor, Stephen Patel, Ray Mullin and Kevin Riggs.
Finalists : Grayden Lawrence, Kira Iamtosca, Josh Saintilus, Justin Yatsuhashi, Cole Breen, Mitch Breen, Ally Wood, Courtney Keswick, Emily Barrows, Mikayla Murphey, Madyson Salvatore, Miranda Matheson, Taryn Greenberg, Olivia Kulesza, Emma Naggar, Abby Nixon, Jared Curran, Nick Dadasis, Ramez Saad, Scott Marshal, Clare Murray and Thomas Soukas.
KP DECA has 17 senior projects, 15 junior projects and 14 sophomore projects moving onto the State Career Development Conference in February. A total of 97 out of 103 members will be attending the highly competitive competition with DECA chapters from across Massachusetts.
“DECA is an internationally recognized organization and KP DECA is beyond proud to be one of the most highly successful chapters within the state of Massachusetts,” King Philip DECA Vice President of Marketing Hannah Mahoney said . “From its start in 1971, King Philip DECA continues its legacy now and for years to come.”