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January 12, 2013

Rockport Ramblings: Business students advance to state contest

Students go to states

The Distributive Education Club of America competition at The Crown Royal Plaza Hotel in Danvers saw hundreds of competitors and many of the winners came from Rockport schools.

Students earned top spots, all qualifying for the state championships in March at the Boston Marriott Copley Place.

The contestants are Caleb Tanson, accounting; Matt Ambrogi, first place for apparel and accessories; Jenny Sonia, human resources; Shayne Beauvais, first place for retail marketing; Nick Laverde and Matthew Rostkowski for financial analysis; Kelly Biondo, principals of hospitality and tourism; Kyle Edmonds and Tucker Meredith, business marketing operations research; Ginny Lawrence and Heather MacArtuher, business operations research; Loren Grier and Veyla Jacksons, entrepreneurship — growing your business; Alexis Cruz and Sedra Balzarini, business marketing operations research; Ryan Davis, Kyle Schraft and Patrick McNiff, first place in business marketing operations research; Marissa Foote and Erin Pratt, business marketing operations research; Meghan Tupper and Sofia Zoppati, first place for hospitality and tourism research; Hannah Lorden, Kim McEachern and Anna Rittenburg, financial literacy promotion; Miranda Gale and Krysia Strumpf, entrepreneurship; Sam Roel, entrepreneurship; Shelby Gale and Annika Walima, international business plan; Ekin Bakkal, entrepreneurship; Erik Radzinski, first place for entrepreneurship participating event, Michael McCarthy and Chris Ambrose, entrepreneurship innovation plan; Katie Andrews and Sarah Rowen, advertising campaign; Julia Endicott and Sophie Volpe, first place for fashion merchandising.

Police officer moves on

Earlier this week, selectmen signed off on an agreement ending police officer Sean Andrus’ duties with the town. During their meeting, selectmen said Andrus requested to be transferred to the Salem Police Department.

Arts this weekend

Following the town’s celebrated history of music and all things art-related, Rockport residents can be treated to a flurry of events in the coming weeks.

Nobody can be exposed to too much culture, especially in today’s society.

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