Chamber Business Prizes
Huntington High School sophomore Hannah Lomele won first place in advertising and junior Samantha Dever captured honorable mention honors in fashion marketing in this year's Township of Huntington's Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Business competition.
Huntington juniors Josh Solomowitz, Justin Cook and Michael Harlon vied in the entrepreneurship and sports management categories. Suzie Biagi, Huntington High School's business teacher worked with the students after school for two months to help them prepare for the competition, which drew 300 students from 14 Suffolk high schools.
"I could not be prouder of these students," Mrs. Biagi said. "They all worked after school and on the weekends to create beautiful and detailed projects.
Huntington High School takes pride in its "small but might" business department, Mrs. Biagi said. Ms. Lomele and Ms. Dever are scheduled to attend a Chamber of Commerce awards reception this week along with Mrs. Biagi.
"These competitions are so important for the future development of their public speaking, professionalism and business skills," Mrs. Biagi said. "I know they will all be successful in this very competitive economy that we are now all part of."