DBP DECA wins at States!

Don Bosco Prep DECA students win team and individual awards at the New Jersey DECA State Career Development Conference in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

This week, 30 students from DBP DECA attended the New Jersey DECA State Career Development Conference in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Don Bosco Prep students competed against hundreds of other students from over 80 high schools all over the state of New Jersey. They gave presentations in a variety of business areas and participated in role plays with industry professionals. 

As a school, Don Bosco Prep was recognized for achieving Thrive Level in DECA's Membership Campaign for an increase in program membership. DBP DECA was also recognized for our participation in the Help2Heal Program that helps build resilience in children, strengthen families, and empower communities to grow from loss and adversity. Many of our students won individual awards in their competitions as well and 6 students qualified to attend DECA International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Nashville, Tennessee in April. Congratulations Ironmen!
ICDC Qualifiers:

Individual Events 
Brendan McKearney - 2nd Place Marketing Communications
Daniel Trincher - 2nd Place Professional Selling
James Brickman - 5th Place Business Finance
Peter Shahin - 5th Place Financial Consulting
Gregory Brew - 6th Place Financial Consultant

Team Event
Brendan McKearney - 3rd Place Franchise Business Plan Team
Edward Cho - 3rd Place Franchise Business Plan Team
Daniel Trincher - 3rd Place Franchise Business Plan Team
State Finalist:
Matthew Forshay - State Finalist, Hotel and Lodging Management 
Edward Cho- Daniel Trincher - State Finalist Professional Selling
Community Service Award
Gregory Brew
Aidan Goettlicher
Mini-Awards for State Events
Peter Shahin - Financial Consulting
Matthew Forshay - Hotel and Lodging
Conor Hines - Accounting Applications 
Aidan Goettlicher - Financial Consulting
Brendan Mckearney - Marketing Communications 
Daniel Trincher - Professional Selling
Edward Cho - Professional Selling

National qualifiers pictured from left to right: Peter Shahin, James Brickman, Brendan McKearney, Daniel Trincher, Edward Cho, Gregory Brew

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of John Esposito

    Mr. John Esposito 

    Department Chair, Business; Teacher, Social Studies/Business
  • Photo of Robert Sellers

    Mr. Robert Sellers 

  • Photo of Carrie Donegan

    Mrs. Carrie (Lanese) Donegan 

  • Photo of Richard Zawacki

    Mr. Richard "Rich" Zawacki 

    Department Chair, Social Studies; Teacher, Social Studies/Business
  • Mr. Daniel Sabella 

    Head Football Coach

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