31 Lawrence High Students Qualify for International Competition at NJ DECA
Historically, Lawrence High School’s (LHS) DECA (formerly Distributive Education Clubs of America) Chapter does very well at regional, state, and international competitions. This year, despite the pandemic, is no exception.
Thirty-one (31) LHS DECA members qualified at the New Jersey DECA Conference March 1-3, 2021 to advance to the international conference beginning April 24th. LHS garnered additional accolades at the state conference: the organization named LHS Principal David Adam the 2020-2021 NJ DECA Administrator of the Year and recognized Diane Schneck, LHS business teacher and DECA co-advisor, for her 35-Year Milestone of dedication and service to students and to the organization. John Tees, LHS business teacher, is also a chapter co-advisor.
“This is a great honor for Adam, Schneck, Tees, and Lawrence High School,” related Superintendent Ross Kasun. “It demonstrates leadership and a focus on students. DECA members receive a chance to develop skills they will need to succeed as adults.”
DECA is an international association of more than 10 million members and 3,700 high school chapters. For almost 75 years, the association has prepared emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, goal setting, consensus building, and project management.
Photo: Lawrence High School DECA officers hold banner honoring LHS Principal Dave Adam. L-R: David Adam, Suraj Kura, Eric Maest, Olivia Szela, Arjun Agarwal, Emet Baria, Matthew DeMott, Neel Revankar