Arthur L Johnson’s DECA organization; there were 34 students who participated in the January 6th event at Kean University.
Arthur L Johnson High School’s DECA program competed at the Regional conference on Friday, January 6, 2017. ALJ brought 34 students to Kean University to compete against students across Central New Jersey. This is the most ALJ has sent go to the regional conference since Mr. Kenyon took over the program 5 years ago in 2012. Along with being the most students Mr. Kenyon has ever had go to the regional competition, another first for ALJ’s DECA program is that this is the most they have ever had qualify for the state competition, nine; 7 individuals and 1 team. Mr. Kenyon said, “I was really excited and nervous at the same time to bring this many students, we put a lot of time and effort in, so of course I wanted them all to do well.” This year, states will be held at Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center In Atlantic City, NJ, from February 21-23.
The following students from Arthur L Johnson High School have qualified for states: Micahel Adamowitz, Brenner Gull, Lindsey Hofschneider, Gennaro Nigro, Amanda Nunes, Brandon Rapp, Gina Telesco, George Visconti and Amy Wysocki. All of the students are Juniors at Johnson. Lindsey Hofschneider said, “I’m really excited to compete at the State competition, my partner (Amy Wysocki) and I really worked hard to prepare for regionals, we’re going to study even more for SCDC (State Career Development Conference).”
DECA is a competitive Marketing organization, where students from around the world compete in different areas of Marketing at Regional, State and International Competitions. It is also where students get real world business experience, along with networking among students from other schools and professionals in business.