Shelton High student will be new statewide DECA president

A Shelton High School student has been elected president of the statewide DECA organization, which prepares students for careers in marketing and related business fields.

Lenni Paolini, a junior at Shelton High, now serves as president of the DECA club at her high school. She will be DECA state president for the upcoming 2013-14 academic year.

She won the statewide post during the 60th annual DECA State Leadership Conference on Feb. 27 at the AquaTurf in Plantsville. She was joined at the conference by three other Shelton High students — Izabela Abissi (Shelton High DECA secretary), Casey Douglas (Shelton High DECA treasurer), and Cynthia Guerra.

Praise from the school headmaster

Shelton High Headmaster Beth Smith expressed pride in Paolinni’s accomplishment. "Lenni put her heart and soul into her campaign and in DECA activities,” Smith said. “We congratulate her on this wonderful accomplishment and wish her the best of luck next year."

DECA, an international student organization previously known as the Distributive Education Clubs of America, seeks to "prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.”