At the International Career Development Conference in Nashville, TN, New Jersey DECA had a number of winners. Please join us in congratulating:

From Lawrence High School:
Aanchal Aich and Anjali Argawal - First Place Overall in Business Operations Research



From Leonia High School:
Shivani Aggarwal - Second Place Overall in Human Resources Management
Alyssa Bauer, Matthew Jennelly and Samantha Levinson - Overall Finalists in Community Service Project




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From Highland Park High School:
Thomas Li, Eric Chen and Max Shiffman - Third Place Overall in Virtual Business Challenge Restaurant
Mateo Juliani, Farhan Rozaidi, Sean Gao - Finalist in School Based Enterprise Challenge






From Parsippany Hills High School:
Siddhant Patel & William Yang for Fifth Place Virtual Business Challenge Restaurant
Vanessa Ting - Overall Finalist in Business Services Marketing
Danielle Lee - Instructional Award Winner for Sales Presentation in Hospitality Professional Selling





From Ridgewood High School:
Kathryn Zhou - Top 10 Overall Finalist & Instructional Award Winner in Principles of Finance
Justin Choy - Overall Finalist in the Stock Market Game
Jack Davis & Bryan Bennett - Overall Finalist in the Stock Market Game

From Spotswood High School:
Carlos Valencia - Top 10 Overall Finalist in Hotel and Lodging Management

From Northern Highlands Regional High School:
Jonathan Song - Top 10 Overall Finalist in Restaurant and Food Service Management
Alexandra Pirsos - Top 10 Overall Finalist and Multiple Instructional Award Winner in Retail Merchandising
CJ Bennewitz & Jake Paparozzi - Overall Finalist in Buying and Merchandising Research Project
Grace Huang - Overall Finalist in Principles of Hospitality & Tourism
Mary Wang - Instructional Award Winner in Quick Serve Restaurant Management
Grace Travers - Instructional Award Winner in Hospitality Services Management Team Decision Making
Justin Schneiderman - Instructional Award Winner in Hotel & Lodging Management
Samantha Paluzzi - Instructional Award Winner in Sports & Entertainment Marketing

From Colts Neck High School:
Bree Parker - Top 10 Overall Finalist and Multiple Instructional Award Winner in Principles of Hospitality and Tourism

From Bergen County Academies:
Megan Baumbach and Samantha Zucker - Top 10 Overall Finalist in Travel and Tourism Managment Team Decision Making

From Scotch Plains - Fanwood High School:
Max Mazursky - Overall Finalist in Marketing Management

From Williamstown High School:
Kayla Healey - Instructional Award Winner in Marketing Communications

From Pascack Hills High School:
Andrea Kent - Pascack Hills - Instructional Award Winner in Apparel and Accessories Marketing
Zach Broadman and Reilly Neville - Top 10 Overall Finalist in Sports and Entertainment Marketing Team Decision Making
Maggie Essner and Harry Zukerman - Overall Finalist in Sports and Entertainment Business Operations Research

From Freehold Township High School:
Anthony Picianno - Instructional Award Winner in Automotive Services Marketing

DECA National Finalists 2016From Ramapo Indian Hills High Schools:
Bobby Bailey and David Haselkorn Instructional Award Winners in Business Law and Ethics Team Decision Making Event
Carter Vilim – Instructional Award Winner Winner in the Financial Consulting Event









Additionally, Mr. Angelo Romano was awarded the International Outstanding Service Award for his work on behalf of New Jersey DECA.








John Pico of Parsippany Hills High School was awarded the 45 Years of Service Award for his time as a Chapter Advisor.






For all students who met DECA's minimum competency requirement and received an award of excellence, please click here.

Additionally, at the DECA, Inc. Leadership Luncheon, the following honors were awarded:

New Jersey DECA was recognized as a Top 10 Association
State Advisor Jeffrey Victor was recognized as a DECA Certified Trainer
Pascack Valley High School was recognized as a Top 10 New or Reactivated Chapter
Washington Township High School was recognized as the largest chapter in New Jersey
Roxbury High School was recognized for the highest membership increase in New Jersey