Calhoun’s VE Team Nabs First Place at Adelphi Challenge

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On Nov. 16, by working with expert business faculty and marketing professionals, students from the Calhoun High School business program put their knowledge of essential and relevant marketing components to work. Their efforts earned them first place and the coveted title of Adelphi Apprentice at the Adelphi Apprentice Challenge.

“They tested their skills and worked collaboratively in teams to develop a marketing plan based on a case assignment that was presented to a panel of esteemed corporate judges,” said teacher and adviser Peter Palazzo.

Students Julia Babbo and Troy Pastor were an integral part of a team that created the most successful marketing plan. 

The team, DefenseLine, also won first place in the Elevator Pitch Contest at the 2018 Business and Entrepreneurship Leadership Conference sponsored by LIU Post and Virtual Enterprise International. The team was among 1,500 students from more than 60 high schools on Long Island to compete and earned a $1,000 prize.