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Mrs. Janet Bernabeo, CTE Secretary
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Why The School of Business Matters……
I hope you’ve been doing well! I just wanted to let you know how much of an impact you had on me as a student. I knew I wanted to go into the field of law because of you. I was a student of yours in College Business Law. High school was tough for me. I struggled emotionally and had a difficult time finding myself. However, you made the class so interesting that it became something I looked forward to daily.
I continued studying the law in college through a Legal Studies minor my school offered. Although my major was Business Management, I spent a lot of my time reading over my law books and talking with my law professors. When I was 19 years old, I was chosen as the intern in the Consumer Frauds & Protection Bureau at the NYS Office of the Attorney General. I made the President’s List every semester in school. On Monday, I will be graduating college as the Valedictorian of my class.
I wanted you to know that part of my personal statement to get admitted into law school was about you and your business law class. I got into every law school I applied to. In fact, Hofstra Law offered me a full ride and I will be attending the school this fall. I would’ve never imagined that one class could have such significance in my life. Because of you, I found my true passion. Thank you.
“Words can not describe how thankful I am, now more than ever, to have had an incredible business preparation because of you. This semester I was ahead of the game. By being able to have a great resume, cover letter, and oral presentation/interview skills I was able to secure my first job on campus and excel in one of my marketing classes. I was able to revert back to my knowledge and experiences I gained through events such as Business Olympics, Junior Achievement Student Teaching at the elementary schools, and the countless internship opportunities made available at West. All thanks to you and the rest of the awesome business department there, I’m able to compete much easier. Thank you. I miss you and I hope this school year is going well thus far for you!”
Kassahel Augustin, CLASS OF 2016
School of Business Honor Society
Mrs. Kelly/Mr. Costello – SHSE
Mr. Como/Mrs. Grafstein – SHSW
Mrs. Massimo – SHSW
Mr. Hennings – SHSE
Memories of our 2015-2016 School of Business Year
2016 SHS DECA National Competitors
20th Virtual Enterprise Trade Show at SUNY Farmingdale
Over 45 schools, from Long Island, competed in the LI VE Business Plan Competition. Each school also participated in the annual trade show which had students VE’s create trade booths to sell their virtual products to over 500 customers who came to this VE marketplace. Smithtown HSE’s VE class created a business based on the sale and production of “Proteen” bars, nutritional bars to promote student health and wellness. Smithtown HSW’s VE created a business called, “Blutunes Entertainment,” an audio/DJ equipment retailer providing bluetooth, solar and rechargeable DJ equipment for young entrepreneurs.
This course is rich in the application of business knowledge in a real business simulation. A great class for all who want to be a part of the action!! GO VE!!!!
The Smithtown HS School of Business
Fitnesss Masters –Rob Grasso, Darian Kane-Stolz, Nicole Sancilio and Victoria Tiranno
Fitness Gurus – Michael Freidman, Jessica Cerbone, Ryan Sheinberg and Kaitlyn Puzzo
Fitness Fighters – Grace Fischetti, Namita Jain, Jessica Kruszewski, Jacqueline Mulloy and Sofia Santos
Men in Black – Sebastian Grasso, Otto Junior, KyleEhrlich and Maxwell Mohrmann
The Dream Team – Brielle Albert, Savannah Hallock, Bella Lardaro, Olivia Faulhaber and Taylor Dachel
Maslow Masters –Kaila Cerbone, Jainee Gabrielsen, Ryan Micozzi and Chris Miller
Core Four – Samantha Cheng, Kyle DiPietrantonio, Victoria Lombardi and John Goohs
Minding Your Own Business – Tiffany Holtje, Christina Marcisak, Gina Marcisak and Julia Peragallo