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48 Plymouth North students qualify for DECA State Conference

PLYMOUTH – Forty-eight Plymouth North High School marketing students recently qualified for the DECA State Career Development Conference during competition.

Plymouth North sent 134 students to compete in the recent DECA District 1 Conference held in early February in Quincy. It marked the first in-person DECA conference for the program since March 2020.

The students competed in a variety of role play events on topics ranging from marketing management and apparel and accessories marketing to restaurant food service management and personal finance. Students who finished in first through fourth place qualified for the state competition in Boston in March.

Plymouth North had 14 first place winners, 12 second place winners, nine third place winners and eight fourth place winners.

Before the conference, students are required to take a 100-question exam in their respective cluster area.

At the conference, students complete role plays with industry leaders as judges. They are provided a business scenario related to their category and must prepare a solution to present in a limited amount of time. This experience assists students with further developing their problem-solving skills, communication skills, and professionalism.

Katherine Donohoe and Gabriella Lopes
Cooper Holmes

Cooper Holmes and Gabriella Lopes, both seniors, were the first place winners for the top scores in the finance cluster exam and the entrepreneurship cluster exam, respectively. Seeger Creane, a junior, was the first place winner for the top score in the marketing cluster exam.

Seeger Creane and Liam Husband

The first place finishers are Robert Cooney, senior, accounting applications series; Gabrielle Colorusso, sophomore, apparel and accessories marketing series; Thatcher Kirkpatrick, sophomore, automotive services marketing series; Cooper Holmes, senior, business finance series event; Bernie Bachman, sophomore, business services marketing; Gabriella Lopes, senior, entrepreneurship cluster exam; Katherine Donohoe and Gabriella Lopes, seniors, entrepreneurship team decision making; Cooper Holmes, senior, finance cluster exam; Alexandra Coffey, senior, hotel and lodging management; Libby Kamps, sophomore, human resource management series event; Seeger Creane, junior, marketing cluster exam; Kelly Palmer, junior, marketing communications series; Amy Lee, freshman, principles of hospitality and tourism; Owen Kelly, sophomore, quick service restaurant management; Jason Pierce, junior, restaurant and food service management; Emma Richer, junior, retail merchandising; and Seeger Creane and Liam Husband, juniors, sports and entertainment marketing team decision making.

Alexandra Coffey
Robert Cooney

The second place finishers are Maggie Kusmin, sophomore, apparel and accessories marketing series; Enzo Brini, junior, automotive services marketing series; Lea Lopes and Abby Sturtevant, seniors, business law and ethics team decision making; Liam Shanahan, senior, entrepreneurship services; Kelsey Davis, sophomore, food marketing series; Maya Galindo, senior, hotel and lodging management; Gabrielle Lopes, sophomore, human resource management series event; Nicole Ryttel, sophomore, marketing communications series; Mia Lyons, freshman, principles of hospitality and tourism; Angelina Papa Cruz, senior, quick service restaurant management; Olivia Arnold, junior, restaurant and food service management; and Miranda Coleman, senior, retail merchandising.

Miranda Coleman and Emma Richer

The third place finishers are Cassandra Tucker, sophomore, apparel and accessories marketing series; Maxwell Allen and Nikolis Furtado, seniors, buying and merchandising team decision making; Connor Murray, junior, food marketing series; Avabella Tassinari, sophomore, human resource management series event; William Norris and Colin Raeke, juniors, marketing management team decision making; Kevin Gorman, senior, personal financial literacy; Tomas Coughlin, freshman, principles of finance; Gavin Barrett, senior, quick service restaurant management; Olivia Mackinnon, junior, restaurant and food service management.