DECA earns 41 awards at Boston competition

The MERHS DECA team returned from three days of competition in Boston. This year was the most challenging year to qualify for Internationals. In the past three years Massachusetts DECA enrollment has seen significant growth. The state level competition saw 2200 students at the Boston Marriott testing and roleplaying to make the international competition. The state competition has grown from 1700 students just four years ago. Only the top four students in each category qualified.
 
MERHS DECA has twelve International Qualifiers, fifteen students as Top Ten, and received 14 individual medals in the Friday night awards. We scored seven first place, eight second place, four third place and four fourth place honors. Combed with top ten, MERHS students amassed 41 awards. Many more MERHS students will receive written exam recognitions. I will forward their names when those results are posted.
 
Here are the specific medals, top ten and final rankings
 
Written
Exam
Role
Play 1
Role
Play 2
Top
10
Final
Ranking
First Name
Last Name
Comp.
Code
2nd
 
1st
Y
2nd
Breanna
Arnold
10-QSRM
 
 
 
Y
3rd
Delaney
Byrne
12-RMS
 
2nd
 
Y
2nd
Isabella
Hickey
15-BTDM
 
2nd
 
Y
2nd
Anna
Walsh
15-BTDM
 
2nd
1st
Y
1st
Courtney
Feuerbach
16-FTDM
 
2nd
1st
Y
1st
Samantha
Kane
16-FTDM
 
 
 
Y
4th
Liam
Crossen
18-MTDM
 
 
 
Y
4th
Tyler
Quade
18-MTDM
 
 
3rd
Y
Top Ten 
Paige
Lafferty
18-MTDM
 
 
3rd
Y
 Top Ten 
Caitlin
Malloy
18-MTDM
1st
 
 
Y
4th
Christopher
Carr
19-STDM
1st
 
 
Y
4th
John
Hennigan
19-STDM
 
2nd
 
Y
3rd
George
Lantz
19-STDM
 
2nd
 
Y
3rd
Henry
Rohner
19-STDM
 
 
 
Y
 Top Ten 
Sarah
Reed
9-MMS
 
 
 
 
 

 

Winners with trophies
Back Row L to R: Henry Rohner; Chris Carr; George Lantz: Courtney Feuerbach; Sam Kane; Caitlin Malloy; Sarah Reed; Isabella Hickey; Anna Walsh; Delaney Byrne; (Jack Hennigan missing was taking SAT) Front Row L to R: Liam Crossen; Tyler Quade; Paige Lafferty; Breanna Arnold

 

L to R: Troy Ciarametaro; Breanna Arnold; Jack Hennigan
L to R: Troy Ciarametaro; Breanna Arnold; Jack Hennigan

L to R: Troy Ciarametaro; Breanna Arnold; Jack Hennigan
L to R: Troy Ciarametaro; Breanna Arnold; Jack Hennigan

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UPCOMING EVENT: DECA holds annual Calendar Raffle

MERHS DECA minions are out and about with this year’s DECA Raffle Calendar.

 

DECA will draw one winner for each of the 31 days in October who wins everything listed on that date.

 

T. G. I. F. Fridays are of special interest with one of them coming in at $449.00

 

Sales break down in to three levels:

$10.00 = two entries

$15.00 = five entries

$20.00 = ten entries

 

The total value of prizes is about $3000.00 including a scenic flight for two over Cape Ann, 40% of an original painting (the artist has paintings selling at over $2000.00), oil changes, dinner, massages, yoga, Dunkin Donuts, LL Bean, antiques stores and there are many others.

 

Your names stays in the raffle for all 31 days and you can win more than once.

 

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Parents learn about classes at the high school

Parents follow their children’s schedules to go over the syllabi of each class with teachers.  Parent Night is an annual event held each September, and is a way for parents to meet teachers.
Seniors Lila Etter, Bailey Graves, and Louisa Spofford hand out schedules to parents that show them where they should go to meet their children’s teachers.  The parents visited their children’s teachers for ten minutes each to go over what the students will be doing in the class this year.  Credit: Lillian Schrafft for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Seniors Lila Etter, Bailey Graves, and Louisa Spofford hand out schedules to parents that show them where they should go to meet their children’s teachers. The parents visited their children’s teachers for ten minutes each to go over what the students will be doing in the class this year. Credit: Lillian Schrafft for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Joshua Ward represents the SoundWaves, an A Cappella group run by chorus teacher Donna O’Neill.  The SoundWaves perform at every major Manchester Essex Regional High School concert.  Credit: Lillian Schrafft for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Joshua Ward represents the SoundWaves, an A Cappella group run by chorus teacher Donna O’Neill. The SoundWaves perform at every major Manchester Essex Regional High School concert. Credit: Lillian Schrafft for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior William Kannengieser and senior Charles Brennan provide information to parents about the high school’s DECA program.  DECA is a business and marketing program, and they participate in regional and national competitions.  Credit: Lillian Schrafft for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior William Kannengieser and senior Charles Brennan provide information to parents about the high school’s DECA program. DECA is a business and marketing program, and they participate in regional and national competitions. Credit: Lillian Schrafft for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior Tucker Evans and Junior Sara Rhuda play piano in the auditorium for the parents as they walk in.  Evans and Rhuda are both members of the high school chorus and the SoundWaves, so they perform at occasions similar to parent night as well.  Credit: Lillian Schrafft for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior Tucker Evans and Junior Sara Rhuda play piano in the auditorium for the parents as they walk in. Evans and Rhuda are both members of the high school chorus and the SoundWaves, so they perform at occasions similar to parent night as well. Credit: Lillian Schrafft for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
History teacher Jennifer Coleman displays her website to parents.  Coleman explains that she puts not only homework assignments on her website, but also resources to further help students understand historical events.  Credit: Lillian Schrafft for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
History teacher Jennifer Coleman displays her website to parents. Coleman explains that she puts not only homework assignments on her website, but also resources to further help students understand historical events. Credit: Lillian Schrafft for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Foreign Language teacher Erin Fortunato goes over the plan for her French III Honors class to the parents of her students.  Fortunato describes the course topics as well as the expectations that she has of her students’ work.  Credit: Lillian Schrafft for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Foreign Language teacher Erin Fortunato goes over the plan for her French III Honors class to the parents of her students. Fortunato describes the course topics as well as the expectations that she has of her students’ work. Credit: Lillian Schrafft for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
English teacher Allison Krause gives a description of her class to parents.  Krause has taught at Manchester Essex Regional High School for nine years, and she went to Manchester High School as a student.  Credit: Lillian Schrafft for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
English teacher Allison Krause gives a description of her class to parents. Krause has taught at Manchester Essex Regional High School for nine years, and she went to Manchester High School as a student. Credit: Lillian Schrafft for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
English teacher Liz Edgerton explains her plans for one of her classes to parents.  Along with being an English teacher, Edgerton is also the head of the high school drama club. Credit: Lillian Schrafft for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
English teacher Liz Edgerton explains her plans for one of her classes to parents. Along with being an English teacher, Edgerton is also the head of the high school drama club. Credit: Lillian Schrafft for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Biology teacher Maria Burgess meets the parents of some of her biology students.  Burgess teaches not only biology, but also anatomy and physiology and Authentic Science Research.  Credit: Lillian Schrafft for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Biology teacher Maria Burgess meets the parents of some of her biology students. Burgess teaches not only biology, but also anatomy and physiology and Authentic Science Research. Credit: Lillian Schrafft for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

DECA teacher Dean Martino explains the values and work ethic that he expects in his DECA students.  DECA has won various business and marketing competitions regionally and nationally.  Credit: Lillian Schrafft for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
DECA teacher Dean Martino explains the values and work ethic that he expects in his DECA students. DECA has won various business and marketing competitions regionally and nationally. Credit: Lillian Schrafft for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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Clubs Hold Information Fair

On September 11th, various clubs set up tables in the dining hall to share information about their organizations. Students take part in signing up for the many available clubs and activities the school community provides. Club meetings will be happening continuously throughout the year.

 

Junior Chelsea Rose represents the DECA Team in the club fair. She encourages students to sign up for the program and explains the clubs importance to the community. DECA, run by Dean Martino, is a marketing organization that has opportunities for students to compete in national competitions .Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Chelsea Rose represents the DECA Team in the club fair. She encourages students to sign up for the program and explains the clubs importance to the community. DECA, run by Dean Martino, is a marketing organization that has opportunities for students to compete in national competitions .Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students actively sign up for school clubs during first, second, and third lunches. Interest has been drawn to many of the available extracurricular activities for students. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students actively sign up for school clubs during first, second, and third lunches. Interest has been drawn to many of the available extracurricular activities for students. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
With permission from the administration, junior Erin Carlson decided to start her own club dedicated to the human treatment of animals. The club fair raised the clubs popularity as many students took the opportunity to sign up. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
With permission from the administration, junior Erin Carlson decided to start her own club dedicated to the humane treatment of animals. The club fair raised the clubs popularity as many students took the opportunity to sign up. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

On the way to lunch, students get a chance to see what Robotics-by-the-Sea has worked on last year. Senior Julia Whitten and junior Brendan Driscoll encourage students to take part in the club. In 2012, the robotics club came in as finalists the FRC 2012 Boston regional competition. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
On the way to lunch, students get a chance to see what Robotics-by-the-Sea has worked on last year. Senior Julia Whitten and junior Brendan Driscoll encourage students to take part in the club. In 2012, the robotics club came in as finalists the FRC 2012 Boston regional competition. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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GALLERY: 380 students/faculty take Ice Bucket Challenge

In an event coordinated by the school’s DECA program, over 380 students, faculty, and staff participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money to help fight Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Participants made a donation of at least $10 to be a part of the challenge.  Cape Pond Ice generously helped by donating ice, and Home Depot donated many of the buckets used in the event.

The DECA students challenged 220,000 other DECA students across the USA and seven other countries to take the challenge, and as well, MERHS challenged the 950,000 + students in Massachusetts to take the challenge.

Pete Frates is a Beverly native who has ALS and was the inspiration for the original Ice Bucket Challenge. His father, John Frates, attended the MEMS/MERHS event and spoke to the participants about the cause.

Over $6,000 was raised by the school community for The ALS Association.

 

 

 

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DECA students compete successfully in Georgia

From Friday May 2nd to Wednesday May 7th the Manchester Essex DECA team traveled to Atlanta Georgia to compete in the International Career Development Conference. MERHS DECA scored two of 18 individual exam or role play medals awarded to the 462 MASS DECA students at the competition.

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DECA class builds store displays

Before leaving for states, the DECA class’s last project was to build a model of a store and then present their model in front of the class. Their models demonstrated all aspects of marketing that a typical store would such as displays and signs. The projects were done in groups of 3-4 students.

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DECA qualifies for States

  After coming out with a strong showing at the District VI competition, the DECA team is anticipating more success as 34 students move onto competing at the state level.

  This year’s competition, which was held at the Danvers DoubleTree Hotel on January 9, “saw nearly a 30% increase in the number of students over last year. That in and of itself makes every student’s achievement a strong showing,” DECA coach Dean Martino said.

  With that said, Martino believes that it is even more remarkable that “eight teams, each comprised of two students, won in five categories, and 14 individual students won in 11 individual categories.”

  “I would like to take the opportunity to personally congratulate the MERHS DECA Team for their outstanding professionalism, class, effort and resulting achievements at the district competition. I am proud of every single member of our team,” he said.

  Students share a similar feeling of accomplishment.

  “Although the competition was fairly hard, I am very grateful for the experience and had a great time,” junior Andy Creighton said.

  Now the team is focusing on how to have maximum success at the DECA State Competition, which will take place March 6-8 at the Marriott Copley Place in Boston.

  “In preparation for our next competition, students study and answer thousands of exam questions, practice role plays, judge classmates in role plays, play Jeopardy for Marketing and actually have some fun along the way,” Martino said.

  The States competition is also the qualifier for the DECA International competition, which will be held in Atlanta, Georgia from May 3-6.

  The team will additionally begin to focus on fundraising to make money for travel expenses.

  “We have been thinking about some fun, new fundraising ideas, and I’m nothing but excited to begin to prepare for States,” junior Breanna Arnold said.

  Martino feels proud of his students’ achievements and looks forward to seeing further success.

  “These students are making something of themselves now. These students are not waiting for the future; they are building the doors of opportunity,” he said.

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34 of 64 students qualify for MA DECA States

The 2013 2014 MERHS DECA team concluded their District VI Competition held at the Danvers DoubleTree on January 9, 2014. Many students met with success in the largest district conference in Massachusetts. MERHS competed against approximately 800 students in a high stakes single role play, single written exam format to earn the opportunity to continue DECA competition at the State level.

Thirty four of sixty four students qualified for MA DECA State level competition. Eight teams, each comprised of two students, won in five categories. Fourteen individual students won in eleven individual categories. Five additional students, three individuals and one team, are sitting in the first alternate positions and are waiting for bump-up notifications upon any drops from other schools. MERHS will send an additional four students to compete in the DECA Quiz Bowl, a Jeopardy styled event that runs for two days.

The DECA State Competition (SCDC) is March 6-8, 2014 held at the Marriott Copley Place in Boston. The top 1,600 students, who each won within their own district, will do battle for the international team slots. The students will take two 100 question exams and perform two role plays within a span of 18 hours to qualify for International competition (ICDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.

Here are the winners:

First Name Last Name First Name Last Name First Name Last Name
Breanna Arnold Courtney Feuerbach Jake Ostrovitz
John Bruce Kelly Finnerty Lydia Parker
William Burnham Rachael Gallagher Alyssa Reeves
Delaney Byrne Jack Hennigan David Reid
Chris Carr Charlie Hoff Chelsea Rose
Sydney Christopher Samantha Kane Matt Sharkey
Troy Ciarametaro William Kannengieser Madeline Shaw
Andy Creighton Hope Kincaid Alyssa Shepard
Emily Davis Alexandra Leventis Sophia Sortwell
Christopher Dente Christopher McAauliff Devon Towle
Parker Edington James Marshall Zachary Trembowicz
Adam MacFarland

 

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