All advisors do great things for Florida DECA and their students but I chose to spotlight two advisors who are very close to me. As a student at South Plantation High School, I am able to see firsthand what Mr. Holt and Mr. Marino do for their students and Florida DECA.
Mr. Marino is single handedly the funniest, smartest, and kindness man you will ever meet. Since the first day I walked into the DECA room he has guided me through life. As the head coach for the school’s varsity basketball team he was able to see me grow as a DECA member, a basketball player, and a young man. The openness he shows towards his students is remarkable. If any student ever needs someone to just talk to they will see him for his relentless questioning and clever remarks.
Mr. Holt, is the living legend. His list of accomplishments in his remarkable 30 year career with South Plantation DECA goes on forever but you would never know due to his humbleness. It is obvious that he loves what he does more than anyone can imagine. The respect people have for him is something I have never seen before. Mr. Holt’s way of leading is one of a kind, as he has never yelled at a student but the infamous Holt stare will get the worst of the worst students behaving.
I hope that one day I will be half as great as these two!