Three Orchard Park High School students were among 17,000 students and advisors from around the world who attended the International Career Development Conference and Competition in Atlanta, Ga., earlier this month.
Sydney Wawrzyniak, a senior, and juniors Hannah Rauch and Kyle Turton are members of the school’s chapter of Distributive Education Clubs of America. They competed in various business-related contests, including restaurant management and human resources.
They first participated in regional competition in January and the state competition in March. Only 200 students are chosen to compete in each category at the international level.
Wawrzyniak and Rauch placed in the top 20 in the human resources category, qualifying them to compete in finals.
Wawrzyniak, a senior, won first place in that category. A DECA member for three years, she plans to become an accountant after attending Georgetown University, where she will major in business administration.
Also this week:
• The Memorial Day Parade starts at 9 a.m. Monday at the library, 4570 South Buffalo St., and heads to Veteran’s Park.
• Orchard Park Public Library’s Tuesday Speaker Series, scheduled for 7 p.m. at 4570 South Buffalo St., will feature the “Secret Life of WNY Bee Keepers” with Fran Hogenkamp and John Spagnoli.