Awards and Commendations

DECA 2020 STATE CAREER CONFERENCE

The New York State DECA 60th Annual State Career Conference was held at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center on February 25-28, 2020. There were over 3,000 students, representing most of the 62 counties of NYS, who competed at the competition. The competitions were either individual or team events consisting of a myriad of business topics.


Eighteen HSE students participated in this challenge. The HSE DECA students had 10 students who finished Top 10 in their categories, and 3 additional students that qualified for the DECA International Competition in April.


Seventeen HSW students participated in this challenge. The HSW DECA students earned 3 first place positions, 6 Top 10 medals (some students earned multiple medals), and 6 medals for induction into the NYS DECA Honor Society.


All International Qualifiers will compete at the International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Nashville, TN on April 29-May 2, 2020. Please join us in Congratulating the following students:


International Qualifiers HSE

Alexa Cooper

Second Place

Alexis Kalina

Second Place

Victoria Tong

Fourth Place


International Qualifiers HSW

Tahana Ahmed

First Place

Shreya Barot

First Place

Julia Bloomstein

First Place


Top 10 State Award Winners HSE
William Banai

Adam Nathan

Ryan Steinberg

Justin Adler

Aden Cohen

Sari Strizik

Drew Miller

Ishan Khwaja

Sydney Homler

Joshua DeCicco


Top 10 State Award Winners HSW
Roya Barakzai

Garret Cincis

Kevin Devine

Ashley Kalb

Krish Malhotra

Nicolette Reale


NYS DECA Honor Society Medals HSW
Tahana Ahmed

Shreya Barot

Garret Cincis

Dino Galanoudis

Alexis Rosenthal

Sophia Sacchetti


FBLA HSE dISTRICT WINNERS 2020


On January 17, 2020, fourteen HSE FBLA students competed in the FBLA Spring Meeting S1 Competition at Hofstra University. The students competed against approximately 300 students from Suffolk County FBLA chapters. The topics of the competitions encompassed an array of business topics. The students competed in either a verbal presentation or an exam format. Several students competed in multiple events. There were 16 awards earned. Please congratulate the following HSE students who placed in their event:


First Place

Andrew Abrams Personal Finance

Sari Strizik

Marketing

Sari Strizik

Client Services


Second Place

Jordan Katz

Global Business

Daniel Shulman

Hospitality Management


Third Place

Alex Bernstein

Sports and Entertainment Marketing

Jordan Katz

Banking and Financial Systems

Hunter Rudman

Marketing


Fourth Place

Jared Androsiglio

Advertising

Jordyn Aronowitz

Business Calculations

Jordyn Aronowitz

Business Communications

Jack Gottlieb

Economics
Benji Vogel

Job Interview


Fifth Place

Rachel Bigman

Global Business
Chase Keskingyan

Accounting

Brandon Sivin

Hospitality Management


DECA REGIONAL COMPETITION 2020

Congratulations to our HS East and HS West students who placed at the DECA Suffolk County Regional Competition which was hosted at Suffolk Community College in Selden, NY on January 8, 2020. The students competed against approximately 1600 students from 26 Suffolk County high schools in a variety of business topics from Finance to Sports Marketing. HS East had 26 students place and HS West had 23 students place. An additional 3 HS West students earned Honorable Mention.


All winners will compete at the NY State DECA Competition in February. Please join us in congratulating this years winners for their hard work and dedication to business:


First Place

HS EastHS West
Adam Nathan

Julia Bloomstein

Ryan Steinberg

Brett Levinton

Sydney Homler

Victoria Tong


Second Place

HS EastHS West
William Banai

Aryan Patel

Ethan Robertson

Alexis Rosenthal


Third Place

HS East
Alexa Cooper

Alexis Kalina

Hunter Rudman

Jordan Katz

Sari Strizik


Top 10 in Event Category

HS EastHS West
Aden Cohen

Matthew Amendola

Benjamin Brett

Roya Barakzai

Brandon Sivin

Sabrina Barakzai

Brent Morris

Garret Cincis

Brooke Gronich

Julia D’Alessandro

Carly Yanover

Kevin Devine

Drew Miller

Christian DiGangi

Emily Sobel

Daniel Guido

Ethan Breakstone

Anthony Jean-Baptiste

Jamie Klinkowize

Ashley Kalb

Josh DeCicco

Andrew Kenny

Justin Adler

Krish Malhotra

Lev Glushkovski

Mia Nathenas

Lilly Nussbaum

Mark Palmeri

Matthew Freedman

Nicolette Reale

Zakariya Khwaja

Sophia Sacchetti

John Tevez

Kihan Wahabzadah


Honorable Mention

HS West
Aman Khanna

Michael Lombardo

Aaron Rubin


EMERGING LEADERS BUSINESS COMPETITION WINNERS

Congratulations to our business students from Hills East and West who placed at the 17th Annual Emerging Leaders Business Competition on December 4, 2019 at St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue, NY. This business competition was sponsored by the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce and the Young Professionals Chamber of Commerce. The competition challenged the students to think beyond the scope of the classroom and it gave the students the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and capabilities in a business environment. The students had to create viable business solutions for existing businesses and demonstrate their knowledge through presentations in several business categories. The students competed either as a team of two or individually in the business events. There were over 300 students from 16 Long Island school districts who competed at this event. The following are the results:


Sari StrizikFirst Place Job InterviewHSE
Jordyn Aronowitz and Victoria TongThird Place EntrepreneurshipHSE
Ishan Zakariya Khwaja and Brandon Sivin Third Place Human Resources HSE
Aliajah Allen and Mia CampbellThird PlacePublic RelationsHSW
We are very proud of all our students who took on the challenge to compete in this event.


2019 DECA HILLS EAST PRESIDENTIAL AWARD WINNER

One of our 12th Grade DECA Students at East, Sari Strizik, was recently recognized as a distinguished recipient of the Presidential Volunteer Service Award, which is given out by the office of President Trump. Sari won the Gold, Silver & Bronze Service Awards.


Sari is the DECA Club president and has been the organizer of our yearly basket fundraiser which has raised over $7,000 the past three years for various charities. Sari has also put in countless hours through all of our club fundraisers, helping with organization of events and all event aspects. It is a major honor to be recognized at the highest level, and Sari certainly deserves it.


Please join us in congratulating Sari Strizik on winning the prestigious Presidential Volunteer Service Award for 2019.


(FBLA) NYS WINNERS

Congratulations to the following HSE students who achieved first place in the FBLA NYS District 1S Competition:


Rebecca Farber 1st Place Public Speaking
Sari Strizik1st Place Basic Decision Making


HSE DECA INTERNATIONAL WINNER

Congratulations to our students in the Hills East and West DECA clubs who competed against 22,000 DECA students from around the world at the DECA ICDC International Competition in Orlando, Florida from 4/27/19 - 5/1/19. One of our students, Sari Strizik, finished Top 10 in the World in her category Marketing Communications. She was also a finalist to go for the Top 3. This is an amazing accomplishment for Sari!


stock market game winners

HSE period 5 Financial Literacy class finished in 2nd Place in New York State in the stockmarketgame.org $100,000 Stock Market Challenge. Each person in the class had $100,000 to invest in the market and competed against 50 other schools in NY. We also had some individual winners as well. Overall 1,500 students competed. Please congratulate the following students!


CLASS RANK #2 IN NYS


5 STUDENTS IN THE TOP 50

Logan Sands8th
Justin Weinstein18th
Cassandra Kobel30th
Skyler Byer-Mixon 33rd
Kailey Brechter44th


6 OTHER STUDENTS WITH RETURNS OVER $5,000

Madison Brigati
Isabella Jamnaprasod
Alex Testa
Alex Mace
Avery Francis
Adam Grusenmeyer


7th Annual king of the hills competition

On March 28, 2019 students in the business classes, as a component of the Business Honor Society requirement at Hills East and Hills West, took part in the 7th Annual King of the Hills Competition. The students presented original ideas for new products and companies to a panel of judges over a two day span in hopes of taking their "companies" to market. Please congratulate the following students:


FIRST PLACE - HSE

Hood Lacer
Zachary Simon

Jared Ettenger

Matthew Ettenger

Matthew Jacovsky


SECOND PLACE - HSE

Life Board
Alexa Cooper
Alexis Kalina


THIRD PLACE - HSW

iRecycle
Dino Galanoudis
Garrett Cincis


FOURTH PLACE - HSW

Take YOU Out to the Ballgame
Pamela Kreinces
Tobi Alper
Kristen Nicolino

FIFTH PLACE - HSE

Blume
Rebecca Farber
Samantha Hammer