This year’s Oregon FCCLA state officer team is hard-working, dedicated, ambitious and fun! These three individuals are working very hard to meet their goal to make FCCLA the best organization. Here is a bit of information on your 2015-2016 state officers.
Mackenzie Gray is a senior at Enterprise High School, and she is currently serving as the 2015-2016 Oregon FCCLA State President. Mackenzie has served as her chapter’s Historian in the past, and is currently her chapter’s Senior Representative. Mackenzie has been a member of FCCLA for four years. She has been involved in many fundraisers and activities in her local chapter. Competing at the state level, she has received gold and qualified for Nationals for three years in a row.
Outside of FCCLA, she is active in many leadership roles in her community. She has been the President of her class and the school’s Yearbook Editor. She has also been the President of the local Mentor Match Youth Entrepreneurship Club, which has given her the opportunity to run and manage her own business. She is a cheerleader and a softball player. After high school, Mackenzie plans on attending the Oregon Institute of Technology or the University of California, Berkeley for premedical studies. After obtaining her bachelor’s degree, she plans on attending medical school to get her Doctorate of Medicine. She hopes to become an anesthesiologist.
For Mackenzie, FCCLA is one of the most important things in her life. It has given her so many amazing opportunities to advance her leadership skills, reach out and help others, and gain skills and experience that she will use later in life. Mackenzie is extremely happy and excited to be serving as a State Officer this year.
Isabelle Tingelstad, a junior at Joseph Charter School, is currently serving as the 2015-2016 Oregon FCCLA Vice President of Peer Education. Isabelle has served as her chapter’s Vice President in the past. She has been a member of FCCLA for two years, and has helped her community by doing different activities and fundraising events. Competing at the state level, she has received gold twice, qualifying her for nationals.
Outside of FCCLA, Isabelle is very active in cross country and track. She also has a love for outdoor activities, such as hiking, skiing, rock climbing, swimming, running, hunting, and kayaking. After high school, Isabelle plans on attending a four year college, and continuing on to medical school after she receives her bachelor's degree. One day she hopes to pursue a job in the medical field.
Isabelle never expected to be a state officer for FCCLA, but is extremely glad she took on the responsibility. Her experience in FCCLA has helped her to become involved in a new school, gain leadership skills, improve her speaking skills, expanded her knowledge, and make new friends. FCCLA has had a positive impact on her life, and she has made many memories.
Meet Johnelle’ Suto. She is currently a sophomore at Joseph Charter School and this year’s Oregon FCCLA Secretary. She serves as the Joseph Chapter’s Secretary as well. As a two-year member in FCCLA she has completed two STAR Event projects, receiving gold both years and qualifying for nationals twice. Johnelle’ is heavily involved in several extracurricular activities, including FFA, 4-H, Oregon Thespians, Natural Helpers, and, in addition, volunteers to do random acts of service in her community. She is also on her school’s varsity volleyball and varsity track/field teams; and during the winter enjoys skiing in her free time. After high school Johnelle’ plans on attending college to earn a bachelor’s degree majoring in Pre-Med. She then plans on earning a doctorate to pursue Podiatry or Dermatology.
This year's Oregon FCCLA state officer team is hard-working, dedicated, ambitious and fun! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to any one of them as they are here to help you! I hope you enjoyed a fun read about your 2015 - 2016 State Officers!