01/09/18 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Eight Shelter Island students scored trophies at the January 3 DECA regional competition at Suffolk County Community College in Selden, while the team as a whole got some excellent experience that guidance teacher Martha Tuthill expects will serve them well in future competitions.

COURTESY PHOTO Surrounded by their teammates are eight Shelter Island students who scored trophies at the January 3 DECA regional competition at Suffolk County Community College in Selden. They are, front row from left, Francesca Frasco, Abby Kotula and Lindsey Gallagher and second row from left, Lyng Coyne, Isabella Sherman, Emma Teodoru, Tyler Gulluscio and Brandon Valasquez.

When school guidance counselor Martha Tuthill arrived on Shelter Island from the Greenport School District, she brought with her some ideas that had not yet taken root here. Among them was involving Island students in the annual DECA contest — previously known as Distributive Education. (more…)