My name is Makayla Hendricks. I go to Alta High School. Music has always been a big part of my life. I can hardly remember a day with out it. If I'm not playing it, I'm listening to it, or singing at the top of my lungs in my car. I'm a photographer and enjoy seeing the world from out of my lens. I'm absolutely obsessed with all things Disney and anything to do with the ocean. My favorite sport is lacrosse which I've played for three years, two of which I've played as goalie. But now, instead of defending the net, I'm defending the family. I joined FCCLA in Tiny Town Wyoming as an 8th grader as an excuse to spend a few days in a hotel with my best friends. Miraculously my friend and I won gold and qualified for nationals. We traveled to Orlando, Florida and there we learned what FCCLA was really about. We came home feeling empowered and excited to become more involved in FCCLA. My freshman year I was elected at my Junior high chapter president. Unfortunately my family moved that Christmas and we landed in Sandy, Utah. I missed the chance to compete at state by only weeks. Needless to say my excitement to get back into FCCLA as a sophomore. My first day at Alta I met the FCCLA advisor and talk of me running for state office started. A few short months later I'm here, with the honor of being Utah FCCLA State President.
My name is Kaitlyn Ferris. I am the Utah FCCLA 1st 2014-2015 year. I go to Delta High School and I have been involved in FCCLA since the 8th grade. also as Secretary. I am also involved in FFA, choir, school plays, and religious organizations. I love talking to people, eating plenty of scrumptious food, watching movies, and taking long walks on the beach (when I get the chance). FCCLA has helped me to become who I am today and I will always be grateful for that. I have gained countless leadership qualities and abilities, great memories, and lifelong friends from my experiences thus far. I have grown immensely in my self confidence and worth. Over all there is no way I would ever trade one second of any of my FCCLA adventure for anything in the world!
Hello! My name is Maddie Barr, and this year, I am excited to be serving Utah FCCLA as a State Officer for a second term! I am a senior at Carbon High where I am right defender for the girls soccer team, Senior Class President, and involved in audition choirs. If I'm not at my school, I am either playing the piano, sleeping, buying something that has to do with glitter, or on twitter. I love FCCLA and all of the opportunities it provides for me. Not only have I been able to travel the country, but I have met and stayed connected with people from all over the country, bettered my ability to talk to adults, and had a taste of "The Ultimate Leadership Experience!"<
Hello Everyone! My name is Wesley Carter and I am your Utah FCCLA VP Of Development. I am a junior soon to be senior at Pleasant Grove High School in Region 4. I have been a member of FCCLA for 2 years, Holding positions of sophomore rep, and also State Officer. Deciding I wanted to run for state office only 1 month after becoming a member has been the best decision of my life, It has shaped me into the person I am, and I cant wait to spend another year on the SEC. I also have participated in the STAR events Focus on Children, where my team placed gold at Region, second gold at State, and Bronze at nationals. This past year I competed in Applied Math For Culinary Management. Where I took gold at Region, and top gold at State, qualifying me for my second NLC! This year I decided to venture out and try the competitive events of another CTSO; I joined FFA and competed in the Food Science CDE. After countless hours of dedication I ended up getting overall first in state! And my team qualified for Nationals, which was a huge accomplishment for me. But no worries, FCCLA will always come first in my life. I plan to study at USU in the fall of 2015 majoring in Family and Consumer Science Education. My dream is to be a high school Foods/ ProStart teacher and FCCLA Advisor. “FCCLA has changed my life. I have become a new person and met so many new friends. I am very grateful for the opportunities I have been given through FCCLA and will never forget it. FCCLA really is The Ultimate Leadership Experience”
Howdy, y'all! It will be my great pleasure to represent FCCLA and the outstanding state of Utah this year as your Vice-President of Public Relations! FCCLA has become a large part of my life, and I have grown so much from the experiences I've had in this wonderful organization. I have gained life-long friends and valuable skills that I will use for the rest of my life. I have no regrets about joining FCCLA, and I encourage anyone who hasn't become a member to do so! It will be one of the best opportunities that you'll ever have. Besides FCCLA, I am also very involved with choir, theater, journalism, and National Honor Society at my school. I am also excited to represent my school as their 2014-15 Family and Consumer Science Sterling Scholar! I love making new friends, reading, watching movies, and laughing, so don't hesitate to strike up a conversation with me!
My name is Kayla Orton. I am a student at Grantsville High School where I am involved in FCCLA, NHS, Theater, Yearbook, Swim Team, and Student Scholarship Committee. I love to sing, act, take photos, and be with friends and family. This year I was my chapter president and before that my chapter 1st vice president. Because of FCCLA I have grown as a leader, come out of my comfort zone, and I have discovered my passion for home economics. I am so excited to serve you as your Utah FCCLA Vice President of Community Service.
Hello, my name is Tanner Richardson and I am happy to serve you as your Utah FCCLA VP of Alumni & Associates. I am involved in FCCLA and Student Government in my school. I have been elected as the Student Body President in my school. If you don't see me folding tacos at Taco Time, I am at the school working on FCCLA or Student Government. I love to fix cars, play the piano, and to travel across the country! I love FCCLA because of the many opportunities it has to meet new people and travel to many places.
My name is Caitlin Stock and I am so excited to be your Utah FCCLA Vice-President of Competitive Events and Programs! I love figure skating, drawing, bush-whacking, and climbing. I am originally from Las Vegas, but moved to Utah when I was eight years old. I originally joined FCCLA as a sophomore to get something to put on my college application. I have learned that FCCLA is so much more than a membership - it is a way of life. I am proud to be a member of a great organization dedicated to society's most basic unit - the family. I have learned so much though this organization, and am continuing to gather skills for my college and adult future. I am so excited for members to possess the opportunity to compete in STAR Events and National Programs; they help students to gain the confidence and abilities needed to take on their lives. It is my honor and pleasure to be your Utah FCCLA Vice-President of Competitive Events and Programs.
My name is Amie Peterson and I love to cook. It is what I hope to do for the rest of my life! I am in love with baseball (go Red Sox). I also love FCCLA. It has changed my life so much! It has helped me to become more confident in myself and to be more open. I think I have become a more confident speaker and am not so shy. By joining FCCLA I can see a difference in how my family is, and how my career will be. They have helped me to be a better person, family member, wage earner, community leader, friend, and more. FCCLA is the best thing that has ever happened to me!
Hi, I’m Elisabeth Ahlstrom. I attend Bryce Valley High School, Region 5. I enjoy being active in many school activities including debate, basketball, track and field, yearbook, FFA, high honor roll for 4 years, BVHS’s student body secretary, and of course FCCLA. My favorite school subject is math. I love living in a small town and enjoy being able to participate in so many activities. I enjoy FCCLA for the many opportunities it offers, whether they are the leadership skills, the chance to travel, or the ability to meet people from all over the country.