DECA students traveled to New York City from Jan. 14 to Jan. 19.
The trip marks the 14th trip taken since THRIVE program director Kara Siebe started accompanying students to the city.
This year, 19 students enrolled in the THRIVE program and 20 Marketing II students met with marketing teams and businesses from Live Nation to Samsung.
Senior Aiden Scariano enjoyed visiting Samsung because it had activities for the students to engage in.
Students had the chance to connect with alumni including Spencer Milford, Allie Rosemann and Katie Stack.
Marketing II teacher Kathryn Laurentius and Siebe stressed the importance of students meeting people who came from the same background living and working in New York City.
Senior Peyton St. James said, “It was important because it reminded me of the things that can be accomplished when you are driven and motivated. Meeting with these alumni inspired me to not take education and opportunities for granted.”
The group did have several chances to enjoy the city on breaks.
On Jan. 14, students attended a Nets v. Jazz NBA game, and on Jan. 16, a group went to the musical “Lion King” and another group went to the musical “Beetlejuice.”
This is print editor Lindsey Bennett’s second year on ECHO staff, but she made several contributions while taking journalism class her sophomore year.