Students Take Top Spots in Business Competition


High school students competed in Adelphi University’s Apprentice Competition claiming first and second place. Business students from across Long Island were challenged to develop an advertising campaign for Snapple products and create a marketing strategy for a holiday film. After formulating their projects, teams presented their ideas and plans of action to a panel of judges from Adelphi University.

The high school’s championship students credited the district’s business curriculum for their successes in the apprentice competition. The school offers diverse business courses, such as Advertising and Multimedia and School Store, in which students manage the finances and merchandise of the school store. In addition, as members of the school’s DECA club Deer Park students have participated in a variety of programs that have prepared them to emerge as leaders and entrepreneurs in careers such as marketing, finance, hospitality and management.

Pictured below, business students (l-r) Magnolia Chiri, Kayla Downs, Phil Scarfi and Merly Bonilla competed in Adelphi University’s Apprentice Competition. Phil Scarfi’s team took first place, while Kayla Down’s team came in a close second.