Please join the OCHS community in congratulating O’Brian Martin, who was elected as DECA High School Division Executive President at the International Conference closing session held on 5/12/2021. O’Brian secured over 51% of the votes from around the country, beating out 2 very qualified candidates from Washington and Massachusetts.
O’Brian is the first DECA Executive President to hail from Virginia since 1952. In order to even qualify as a candidate, O’Brian had to first secure the endorsement of the Virginia Board of Trustees, completing a detailed application and interview. He also had to pass a national DECA exam, complete an interview with the National Board of DECA, complete a virtual Q & A with the other candidates, campaign virtually, all while developing a website, media package, social media campaign strategy, and more! It has been a long, arduous process beginning in August and culminating with the win on 5/12/2021.