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DECA Students Qualify at Regionals

Nine students from Amherst Central High School qualified at the regional DECA competition on Dec. 12 to advance to the state competition in March. Amherst’s team of 12 students competed in the DECA Regional competition at Grand Island High School in various decision-making role play events against more than 300 DECA students from WNY high schools. Amherst showed off their soft skills such as presentation, creativity and collaboration skills. The winners are eligible to go to the DECA state competition in March.


Students earning regional awards were:


  • William McIntyre (second place), Principles of Business Management
  • Quinlan Lyle (fifth place), Principles of Business Management
  • Rylee Brombos (first place), Business Finance
  • Isabella Francisco and Caroline Baumgartner (second place), Business Law & Ethics
  • Leah Szalach and Meredith Ernst (third place), Business Law & Ethics
  • Catherine Lane and Madelyn Stark (fourth place), Business Law & Ethics

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