Two Berkshire High School students recently placed with top honors in the Northeast Ohio Regional DECA competition, which promotes distributive careers in marketing, business and finance. Madeline Kotowski brought home a 2nd place finish in the competition for Principles of Hospitality and Tourism, while Will Stigerwald earned a 3rd place finish in the coveted Business Start-Up competition. In demonstrating their respective talents and skills in this regional competition, both Madeline and Will have qualified for the state competition at the end of April 2020. The DECA competition enhances student preparation for college and careers by providing co-curricular programs that integrate into classroom instruction, applying learning in the context of business, connecting to business and the community and promoting competition. Our student members leverage their DECA experience to become academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders. The Berkshire Local Schools congratulates Madeline Kotowski and Will Stigerwald on their strong finishes in this regional, career-oriented competition!