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FHS DECA Featured in #DECAATTPROJECT Year in Review Report

Last school year the Freehold High School DECA chapter was chosen as one of only five schools in the nation to participate in the DECA/AT&T College and Career Readiness Project Partnership.

As a result of the selection, a cohort of AT&T volunteers from the Middletown facility met monthly during the 2017-18 school year with Freehold HS junior and senior DECA members. The monthly mentoring sessions covered topics such as career matching and planning, interviewing skills for college and work, career profiles, professionalism (dress, communication, building a network), resume builders, completing the college/scholarship application, writing a personal statement, life skills, and financial literacy.

In a recent report on the joint effort, Freehold business teacher and DECA Advisor Nicole Halpin was quoted speaking about the benefits of the partnership. Former student Leslie Cruz was also highlighted in the report. The #DECAATTPROJECT Year in Review can be viewed here.

Students in the Freehold High School DECA chapter have competed in regional, state, and national competition each year since its reinstatement. Students are challenged by a 100-question test plus role-playing in various scenarios. The school’s chapter has won at all levels of competition including nationally.