OCHS Student O'Brian Martin Elected as DECA High School Division Executive President

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.