Farmingdale High School’s DECA team recently competed and excelled in a New York State Competition held in Rochester. Multiple Farmingdale High School team members placed in the top ten of their respective categories, including three students who will advance to the International DECA Competition in Anaheim, California in April.
Sarah Golshahra and Alexander Melton placed fourth in the Business Law and Ethics category and Nitasha Sharma earned third place in Professional Selling. The following Farmingdale High School DECA team members additionally placed in the top ten of their respective categories: Abraham Makkawi (second place honors, Job Interview) Alexis Napoli (Marketing), Andie Floresta (Public Speaking), Andrea Lee (Business Services Marketing), Jasmine Rashid (Hospitality Services), Kaitlin Sutherland (Human Resources), Kenneth Connolly (Accounting Applications), Marykate Thomson (Hospitality Services), Michelle Fredericks (Professional Sales Hospitality and Tourism), Patrick Lively (Sports and Entertainment Marketing), Rebekka Sherry (Business Law and Ethics), Sal Sherman (Marketing) and Zhe Chen (Business Law and Ethics).
Farmingdale High School’s art and literary magazine, Labyrinth Art and Literary Magazine 2012, recently received recognition from the National Scholastic Press Association. The student publication was awarded with a “Best of the Literary Magazine Content” distinction in the National Scholastic Press Association’s 18th edition of the Best of the High School Press. The senior editors of the award-winning magazine are Kelly Chodkowski, Emily Glascott, Daniella Magnani, Isabel Mormile, Casey Seely and Alex Wisz.
Patrick Lively and John Ragno, both students at Farmingdale High School, each received a Congressional nomination to the United States Military Academy. U.S. Representative Peter King congratulated them both.
The William and Mary Alumni Association Botetourt Chapter recently presented Samantha Rozakis, a 2003 graduate of Farmingdale High School, with the Teacher of the Year Award from Mathews County in Virginia. Rozakis is a grades five through eight self-contained special education teacher at Thomas Hunter Middle School in Mathews, VA, who works with students with multiple disabilities. As part of her curriculum, her students cook weekly and run the school’s coffee shop. They also take care of the school’s greenhouse and have started a successful spice business selling their herbs at the farmer’s market and Mathews Welcome Center.
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