Awards and Commendations
READY. SET. LEAD. BUSINESS COMPETITION
Congratulations to the following students for participating in the Ready. Set. Lead. Business Competition hosted by St. Joseph's University on November 29, 2023. The annual competition challenges students to demonstrate their business skills and knowledge through a series of business-related scenarios and topics ranging from sports marketing to entrepreneurship and design. Hills East competed against other business students throughout Suffolk and Nassau County. Hills East had 12 students compete and walked away with 11 medals!
Mia Bordwin - Sports & Entertainment Marketing
Ellina Koo - Hospitality & Tourism
Prabani Singh - Hospitality & Tourism
Becca Lupion - Retail Marketing
Charli Jassey - Retail Marketing
Maryam Adesina - Entrepreneurship
Prabani Singh - Job Interview
Brett Schuster - Entrepreneurship
Jack Schuster - Entrepreneurship
Ben Stern - Sports & Entertainment Marketing
Jake Bornstein - Sports & Entertainment Marketing
NEW YORK STATE ECONOMIC CHALLENGE 2023
Congratulations to the following students who competed and placed at the New York State Economic Challenge on April 13th at Wells Fargo Bank in NYC. The teams competed against other schools in both a presentation and quiz bowl.
Adam Smith Division 4th Place
Team DaMen: Mia Bordwin, Austin Schermer & Ben Stern
Don Ricardo Division 2nd Place
Team Business Heros: Ellina Koo, Prabani Singh, Gurvani Singh
national personal finance challenge 2023
Congratulations to the following team that placed in the National Personal Finance Challenge for NYS. They placed 2nd out of 171 teams.
Team: The Business Bears: Dylan Rosenberg, Ethan Cohen, Jack Zaremsky & Hamza Masood
KING OF THE HILLS 2023
Below are the winners from the annual King of the Hills Business Competition at HSW on April 20th. There were 24 teams that competed between HSE and HSW. HSE had 9 of the Top 10 move forward to the final round. HSE ended with 5 teams placing in the Top 5 and a Best Logo Winner.
1st Place: Aidan Rubin & Ryan Lashin (White Blossom Toothstick)
2nd Place: Samantha Cohon, Jessica Gelman, Mari Kapovic, Ariel Paraskevopoulos
3rd Place: Jack Gidsig, Alec Abrams, Jack Schuster (Tppr.)
4th Place: Becca Lupin, Charli Jassey, Julia Zaremsky (Closetfresh)
5th Place: Mia Bordwin & Ava Sobel (The Fracket)
Best Logo: Sydney Harris & Brianna Plaisance (Igloo Pizza Co.)
NEW YORK STATE DECA COMPETITION 2023
6 High School West students competed with approximately 2,500 students at the New York State DECA competition. There were over 50 business categories that included a formal exam and a verbal role-play in front of several judges.
Congratulations to Ethan Clyde-Milewski, Abigail George, Yana Dhingra, Kaitlyn Sangese, Evan Deutsch and Hudson Slutsky for doing a great job representing Hills West. Evan Deutsch received a medal and finished in the top 10 in the Sports and Entertainment Marketing Series exam.
We look forward to another successful DECA competition in the 2023-2024 school year!
DECA suffolk regional COMPETITION 2023
HILLS EAST DECA REGIONAL WINNERS
Once again the HSE Deca Squad won big at the Suffolk Regional Competition. We had 27 winners (All finishing in the Top 10 in Suffolk County) that qualified for the State Competition, March 7-10 in Rochester, NY.
Alec Abrams - 5th Place - Entrepreneurship
Arjandeep Chahal - Automotive Marketing
Austin Schermer - Quick Serve Restaurant Management
Ava Sobel - Human Resource Management
Avinash Rambaran - Principles of Business Management
Carla Nimeh - Principles of Business Management
Ethan Cohen - 3rd Place Personal Financial Literacy
Hamza Masood - 4th Place - Restaurant & Food Service Management
Isaac Abrams - Entrepreneurship
Jack Gidseg - Retail Merchandising
Jake Bornstein - 3rd Place - Retail Merchandising
Jessica Gelman - 3rd Place - Restaurant & Food Service Management
Julia Zaremsky - Hotel & Lodging Management
Mia Bordwin - Quick Serve Restaurant Management
Preet Anand - Personal Financial Literacy
Sydney Steinfeld - Apparel & Accessories Marketing
Thomas Capobianco - Accounting
Becca Lupion/Charli Jassey - 3rd Place - Sports Marketing
Dylan Rosenberg/Jack Zaremsky - 1st Place - Sports Marketing
Hamza Siddique/William Santiago - 4th Place - Business Law
Luke Gottleib/Cole Manus - Marketing Management
Shayna Swersky/Rabani Arneja - Marketing Management
HILLS WEST DECA REGIONAL WINNERS
The HSW DECA students performed well at the Suffolk Regional Competition. We had 12 winners (All finishing in the Top 10 in Suffolk County) including 2 - 1st place winners and 1 - 2nd place winner that qualified for the State Competition.
Hudson Slutsky - Principles of Finance
Neena Paulson - Principles of Hospitality and Tourism – 1st place
Zara Nawaz - Business Finance Series Event
Michelle Fung - Apparel Accessories Marketing Series
Evan Deutsch - Sports and Entertainment Marketing Series – 2nd place
Andrew Rosenthal - Sports and Entertainment Marketing Series – 4th place
Luke Guttman - Personal Financial Literacy - 1st place
Aren Bedrossian - Personal Financial Literacy
Yana Dhingra - Business Law and Ethics Team Decision Making
Kaitlyn Sangese - Business Law and Ethics Team Decision Making
Ethan Clyde-milewski - Business Law and Ethics Team Decision Making
Abigail George - Business Law and Ethics Team Decision Making
SPRING 2023 fbLA BUSINESS COMPETITION
Congratulations to the following winners in the Spring District Meeting FBLA Business Competition. The following students competed in either an online written event or an in-person performance event at Hofstra University. They did a great job at representing HS East. 22 students competed with 16 of those students placing as top winners in their events!
Ben Stern - Impromptu Speaking
Mia Bordwin - Public Speaking Prepared 2
Arsh Wadhwa - Public Speaking Prepared 1
Ryan Lashin - Client Services
Noah Berlin - Accounting
Austin Schermer - Business Law
Dylan Rosenberg - Economics
Noah Kaye - Intro to Financial Math
Phybe Nadboy - Sports & Entertainment Marketing
Christina Saitzyk - Banking & Financial Systems
Charli Jassey - Hospitality Management
Sydney Steinfeld - Hospitality Management
Jake Bornstein - Marketing
Booke Muscolino - Sports & Entertainment Marketing
Nicole Vezzi - Banking & Financial Systems
Ellina Koo - Marketing
emerging leaders business competition
Congratulations to the following students who competed in the 20th Annual Emerging Leaders Business Competition on November 30, 2022 at St. Joseph's University. HS East had 5 students place in their competitive event. There were a total of 14 Long Island high schools with over 300 students competing.
This competition challenges high school students to think beyond the scope of the classroom and gives them the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and capabilities in a business environment. Students will use their understanding of business to address given tasks and current issues in their category of choice.
Jake Bornstein and Ben Stern (Sports Marketing)
Ellina Koo and Prabani Singh (Retail Marketing)
Drew Tannenbaum (Job Interview)