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Letter regarding Remote Learning Expectations

BRENTWOOD, NEW YORK (DECEMBER 2020)—Twenty-four students from Brentwood High School were recently named finalists in the 2020-21 Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) Regional competition. The DECA program in Brentwood, spearheaded by BHS Business Education Teacher Avaril McNamara, is designed to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

“I am so pleased to celebrate our entrepreneurial students on this outstanding achievement. Without fanfare, Avaril has built an incredibly successful program over the last several years and encouraged a tremendous amount of our students to become involved in DECA,” said Mr. Richard Loeschner, Superintendent of Brentwood Union Free School District. “I am so proud of the hard work and commitment put forth by our students, and Avaril, to prepare for competitions. We look forward to supporting the group throughout the remainder of the competition on their journey to virtual states.”

Congratulations to the following students who qualified to compete at the New York State Competition—Accounting Applications: Kevin Durand, Cindy Amaya; Apparel and Accessories Marketing: Lorraine Montero; Business Finance: Amelia Chicas, Julia Spadaro; Business Services Marketing: Nicole Olekanma; Entrepreneurship: Amber Connell; Marketing Communications: Annie Hsu; Personal Financial Management: Julianna Sandoval, Jessica Hsu; Principles of Hospitality and Tourism: Lilly Aponte; Principles of Management and Administration: Max Cabrera; Principles of Marketing: Patricia Gomez; Quick Serve Restaurant Management: Victoria Vasquez; Retail Merchandising: Kiana Davidson; and Travel and Tourism Team: Queri Rubi, Shari Martinez-Ramos, Jennifer Lachapelle, and Christian Blanco.

Congratulations to the following students who received honorable mention—Principles of Management and Administration: Eric Gonzalez; Hospitality Services Team: Melissa Benitez; Hospitality Services Team: Walter Benitez; Hotel & Lodging Management: Adriana Flores; Apparel and Accessories Marketing: Aaliyah Barden.

As part of the state competition, students will take virtual on-line exams during February 2 – 5, 2021; participate in the virtual role play events during February 8 – 12, 2021, the virtual conference opening ceremony on March 3, 2021, and finally the state awards ceremony on March 5, 2021.