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Three Forsyth County students elected as officers of the Georgia DECA chapter
executive officers of the Georgia DECA chapter
Ryan Evans, Natalie Kandul and Zach Szvetecz pose together during the DECA State Development conference.

Three Forsyth County students have been elected as executive officers of the Georgia DECA chapter, or Distributive Education Clubs of America, for the 2018-19 school year. 

According to a recent press release by DECA, Natalie Kandul, a junior at Lambert High School was elected to the position of executive president, Zach Szvetecz, a junior at West Forsyth High School was elected as vice president of finance and Ryan Evans, also a junior from West Forsyth was elected as vice president of career development.

DECA, an international marketing and business club, said in the release that it has more than 219,000 students worldwide and is the “only international organization specifically designed to reinforce the occupational competencies of high school students who wish to pursue a career in marketing, merchandising or management.”

The release said that all three of the newly elected officers will be responsible for conference planning and management, “Natalie, Zach and Ryan will assist with the operation of the Georgia DECA Fall Rally in October 2018, Fall Leadership Development Conference in October 2018, the Regional Career Development Conference in December 2018, and the Georgia DECA State Career Development Conference held February 2019.”

In addition to being an active DECA member, the release said that Kandul is also involved with “the Student Mentor Program, Lambert Compass Student Ambassadors, Lambert Varsity Swim Team, Best Buddies Club, and Computer Science Club where she serves as an officer, as well as being part owner of Southeast Monograms.” 

The release said that Szvetecz is, “involved in FBLA, West Forsyth Cross Country, Y Teen Leaders, and the YMCA Global Leadership Service,” and Evans is, “involved in the West Forsyth Varsity Tennis Team, FBLA, Youth Leadership Forsyth, Student Mentoring Program, and serves as a church as a small group leader.”