Students Compete in Young Professionals Competition

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Congratulations to all 21 DECA students who competed at the Young Professionals Chamber of Commerce competition on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at St. Joseph's college in Patchogue. The competition, which included nearly 400 students from 21 school districts across Long Island, required students to present a project they prepared in advance to two of 45 judges. These judges ranged from local business owners, to sports executives, to local politicians. Two groups of Northport students were first place winners—Luciana Arteaga and Colin Trainor in Hospitality Services, and Kelly Finegan and Alexandra Weidenman in Travel and Tourism.

Finegan and Weidenman had the unique opportunity to present a project on the new Northport Hotel downtown, which they deemed a perfect central location for people who lived in the city to experience the wineries and eastern Long Islanders to experience a professional show at the Engeman Theater.

Second place winners were Ryan Lupo and Pat Burke in Entertainment Marketing, and James O'Hara and Stephen Muzyka in Sports Marketing. Nicole Cappiello and Mikayla Martin placed third in Hospitality Services.