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State Officer Biographies

Mackenzie Gray
State President (Bio)
Isabelle Tingelstad
Vice President of Peer Education (Bio)
  
Johnelle Suto
Secretary (Bio)
  

Mackenzie Gray, State President

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 fundraises 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 also 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.

Johnelle’ Suto, State Secretary

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 on 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.

Isabelle Tingelstad, Vice President of Peer Education

Isabelle Tingelstad, a junior at Joseph Charter School, and is currently serving as the 2015-2016 Oregon FCCLA Vice President of Peer Education. Isabelle has been a member of FCCLA for two years. Isabelle has been involved with fundraisers and other activities in her chapter, and will continue to do so in her coming high school years. For two years now Isabelle has competed in STAR Events where she has received gold medals allowing her to qualify for FLCCLA Nationals Along with competing in STAR Events, Isabelle was the Vice President of the Joseph FCCLA chapter last year.

Outside of FCCLA, Isabelle is very active in cross country and track. She also has a love for outdoor activities, such as; hiking, biking, rock climbing, swimming, running, hunting, and kayaking. If you can’t find her inside, you might want to look outside!

After high school, Isabelle is planning on attending college, and pursuing a career in the medical field. Hoping, that one day she will become a doctor.

Through Isabelle’s experiences in FCCLA, it helped her to become involved in a new school, gain leadership skills, improve her speaking skills, expanded her knowledge, and make new friends. Isabelle never expected to be a State Officer for FCCLA, but is extremely glad she is. FCCLA has been a positive impact on her life, and she has made many memories that she will never forget. Thank you, FCCLA!