Sussex Technical High School students recently won statewide honors at the Delaware competitions for the Business Professionals of America and the Distributive Education Clubs of America.
Representing Sussex Tech’s business, finance and marketing program in the BPA competition were:
— Matthew McLaughlin, a senior from Harbeson, first place in computer network technology and third place in computer program concepts. As a first-place winner, he will be competing on the Delaware team at the BPA National Leadership Conference in May in Anaheim, California.
— Brandon Polite, a senior from Greenwood, second place in computer security.
— Mohammad Mahmood, a senior from Seaford, third place in human resource management.
— Grant LaChance, a senior from Bridgeville, fourth place in PC servicing and troubleshooting.
— Victoria Noon, a sophomore from Frankford, fifth place in personal financial management.
Two teams also made the finals: Presentation Management, including Cameron Veazey, a junior from Laurel, and Turner Lee, a junior from Seaford; and Small Business Management, including Victoria Noon and Trinity Kelso, a sophomore from Millsboro.
BPA is a career-technical student organization that prepares students for careers in business and information technology.
Representing Sussex Tech’s hospitality program in the DECA competition were:
— Jenna Gibbons, a sophomore from Lincoln, first place in hospitality and tourism professional selling and consulting.
— Rachel Pappa, a junior from Laurel, second place in hospitality and tourism professional selling and consulting.
— Cassidy Chaivre, a junior from Laurel, first place in marketing.
— Kyle Morris, a junior from Millsboro, and Shannon O’Hara, a junior from Milford, third place, hospitality services team decision-making.
— Ana Domingo, a junior from Bridgeville, and Hayley Talbot, a junior from Georgetown, first place, travel and tourism team decision-making.
— Nathan Willey, a junior from Laurel, second place in restaurant and food service management.
Several Tech students were also recognized for placing first in a series of online virtual business simulations held during October:
— Shannon O’Hara, a junior from Milford, hotel management.
— Alexa Allen, a senior from Laurel, restaurant management.
— Hayley Talbot, a junior from Georgetown, and Cassidy Chaivre, a junior from Millsboro, retail management.
DECA is a career-technical student organization that prepares students for careers in marketing, hospitality, finance and management.