DECA students move on to Nationals


Ann Grassetti

(From left) Hannah Mills, Andrew King, and Cormac Flickenger will move on to nationals


On March 10-12, seven GHS students competed at the state level DECA competition at the Copley Plaza in Boston, and three students moved on to nationals. 

Juniors Brianna Fernandes, Caitlin Gallo, along with seniors Hannah Mills, Cormac Flickinger, Andrew King, Joseph Bertolino, and freshman Benjamin Callahan competed in different events ranging from professional selling to team decision making events against six other districts, eighty other schools, and 2,400 other students.

This competition gives student an idea of what real business meetings are like, and teaches them valuable skills in problem solving and public speaking.

“It was a great experience and was fun to see how many other schools in Massachusetts are involved in DECA,” said Gallo. “I definitely look forward to competing next year.”

Those who place top three, four, or five, depending on the size of the category, move on to the international competition taking place in Nashville, Tennessee. Mills, King, and Flickinger will participate in the international competition on April 23rd to the 27th.

“It feels good to finally make it after competing in DECA for three years,” said Mills. “I did not expect to move on at all.”