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Plainville DECA Chapter Excels At State Conference

On March 9, 2010, 24 students from the Plainville High School DECA chapter competed against more than 1,000 state-wide members at the State Career Development Conference held at the Aqua Turf in Southington, Connecticut, according to Chapter Advisor, Steve Slomski. Plainville's DECA students competed in a variety of marketing events, consisting of individual and team decision-making components as well as a number of marketing research projects.

Plainville students who attended the conference overwhelmingly endorsed their participation in the event. "I felt pretty confident that I would win because I was well prepared. We spent time reviewing past role playing and studying vocabulary to get ready for the competition," explained junior Alexa Allaire. "I enjoyed the conference because it gives us an opportunity to meet other students who share common interests," said junior Devin Pugliese. For sophomore Mikayla Wells, it was her first time participating in the competition. "I would definitely want to compete again. It was hard, but I still got a medal, and I look forward to participating again next year with more experience."

The Plainville High School DECA Chapter had eight state winners at the conference including: Alexa Allaire " 2nd place, Quick Serve Restaurant Management, Adam James " 6th place, Marketing Management, Jennifer Kandic " 6th place, Food Marketing Series, Jillian Newton " 6th place, Financial Analysis Team Decision Making, Kristi Pratt- 3rd place, Apparel & Accessories Marketing Series, Devin Pugliese " 2nd place, Hotel and Lodging Management, Khushbu Shah " 6th place, Business Services Marketing, and Mikayla Wells " 6th place, Financial Analysis Team Decision Making.

"All 24 PHS DECA members should be commended for their participation at the State CDC," said Slomski.

"The PHS DECA program has been a source of great pride for Plainville High School for years. We are considered to be one of the best DECA chapters in the state. Congratulations to Steve Slomski and the students for another outstanding representation of what Plainville High School students can achieve," added Plainville High School Principal, Greg Ziogas.

-Posted on March 18, 2010 at 01:41 PM

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