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North High Student Elected to New York DECA Executive Board

Photo of Sahar Tartak wearing a DECA blazer

Sahar Tartak, a junior at North High School, has been elected to serve as president of New York DECA for the 2021–2022 school year. New York DECA’s executive officers represent more than 7,000 members, serve as ambassadors for DECA programs, and organize the State Career Conference where thousands of students compete at the state level.

Voting delegates representing high school DECA chapters across New York cast ballots earlier this month for next year’s state executive officers. Sahar was one of six candidates for president.

Sahar has been active in DECA throughout her high school career and she is currently serving as a North High DECA Chapter Officer. She has competed annually at regional and state DECA competitions, earning several first-place and second-place honors. She has also qualified for the national competition every year. In addition to her participation in DECA, Sahar is treasurer of the North High Student Organization, president of Model Congress, and president of the Child Foundation Club.

The North High DECA Chapter has more than 200 student members and is one of the largest chapters in New York State. DECA advisors at North High are Richard Marchese and Paul Rodriguez.

DECA is a global organization that prepares students for college and careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. Members develop leadership abilities through rigorous project-based activities and demonstrate their knowledge through business partnerships and competitions.