Hey Iowa FCCLA! My name is Kendra Michael, and I am your 2016-2017 State President. I am from the West Lyon FCCLA chapter in Northwest Iowa. I started FCCLA at my school my 7th grade year. I have been a past chapter and district president. FCCLA has given me so many opportunities. This organization has given me so much confidence to know that I can make a difference. I travel to Haiti and employee 14 teenage Haitian girls to continually help the Haitian people. Through FCCLA I have been able to speak about my passion to make a difference in Haiti and those in need. Ever since I joined FCCLA I have looked up to my state officers. I always thought the state officers were the coolest people ever, and I wanted to become a state officer as well. I am looking to a year of great accomplishments but also of so much fun! I hope to make a difference in Iowa FCCLA and make us the best we can be. I am also involved in speech, choir, volleyball, and church. My favorite FCS class in “Entrepreneurship.” After high school, I hope to go to college at South Dakota State University for some type of field in medicine.
Hi FCCLA members! My name is Brittany Ringler, and I am your 2016-2017 State First Vice President. When I attended my first district meeting, I realized I had a passion for FCCLA. I also realized that I wanted to be a State Officer and have that red jacket swag. I look forward to a great year meeting all the amazing FCCLA members, as well as, helping expand this great organization! My favorite FCS class would have to be parenting and child development because I loved getting to have a play date with the children at Shining Stars Daycare. Along with be involved in FCCLA, I am a member of Best Buddies and I am on the Girls Golf Team. After high school, I plan on attending the University of Iowa to pursue a major in Pediatric Nursing.
My name is Madeleine Urbanek (Maddie for short), and I am your Vice President of Community Outreach for 2016-2017. I still remember learning about FCCLA through my first FCS class. At the time, I figured my participation in the organization wouldn’t reach farther than my chapter. However, after finding myself signing up for a district office and standing on a stage in front of several hundred FCCLA members to give my campaign speech, I realized I was in for a wild ride. I am very excited to say I have a lot planned for Iowa FCCLA this year, and I look forward to inspiring individual members to make a difference in both their chapters and communities. To those wondering what kind of FCS classes I enjoy: it has got to be Foods and Nutrition. Where else can you make pumpkin ravioli with cream cheese filling? I am also involved in all kinds of activities at school: theatre, band, student council, National Honor Society, Talented and Gifted, and my personal favorite, speech. In my future, I plan to attend school on the East Coast and pursue medical research.
Hello Iowa FCCLA! My name is Carly Rahn, and I am your 2016-2017 Vice President of Competitive Events. The first time I really remember wanting to run for state office was last year at State Leadership Conference. It was the first time I had seen the State Executive Council and they really inspired me to want to become a better leader. Since then I have become my Chapter’s Co-President, District Secretary and now a State Officer! In my upcoming year as a state officer I look forward to being able to further develop my leadership skills and also being able to bond with my fellow state officers! My favorite FCS class that I have taken is Child Development, I love being around kids so I really enjoyed being able to learn about parenting and how babies/children grow and develop. Other than FCCLA, I am involved in Golf, Softball and Wrestling Managing, and the Talented and Gifted program. My plans after High School are currently undecided, but I hope to attend a four year college with a possible major in Math.
Greetings Iowa FCCLA! I am Sarah Dillinger from the Missouri Valley Chapter. I am your 20162017 Vice President of Membership and Development. The experience that interested me in running for state officer was the 2013 district meeting in Logan, IA. There, I witnessed a state officer addressing the meeting. The thing I remembered most was her red jacket. Since then, I’ve always wanted “Red Jacket Swag.” On a more serious note, I saw the SEC as a way to impact Iowa FCCLA and its members on a large scale. Something I am looking forward to most is connecting with other state’s officers in San Diego and bringing back ideas to our council. My favorite FCS class is my independent study, Leading in the Modern World. This is because Leading in the Modern World gives my leadership skills purpose and reallife application. Also, I get to spend 50 minutes every school day with my adviser, which is always a bonus! I am also involved in individual speech, Key Club, math club, Y.E.S., quiz bowl, student council, class vice president, National Honor Society, and band. After graduation, I plan to attend Creighton University in Omaha, NE and major in Management or double major in Political Science and Marketing. These plans are not set in stone because you never know what else may spark your interest!
Hey there Iowa FCCLA! I am Trinity Miler, and I am your 2016-2017 Vice President of Finance. This past year I have had the opportunity to become my district’s president and I made myself a mission: After you make district officer, finish your desire to impact through leadership. I have always wanted to challenge myself to grow more as a person. I hope that I can complete my mission but impacting everyone I meet by helping them reach for the sky and give back to this great organization. My favorite FCS class that helped me build up a better leader is Family Living. This class has taught me how me how to budget money, save, and spending necessities, as well as teach me how to like math just a little bit more. I am also involved with FFA, student council, book club, speech team, cheerleading, football manager, youth council and outreach committee, 4H, Murray and New Virginia saddle clubs, Iowa Junior Beef Breeders Association, and much more. After high school I plan to major in nursing, and reaching a goal of receiving a degree as a vet technician at North Central Missouri Community College in Trenton, MO.
Hello, My name is Gabe Madson. I am from Harlan Iowa, and I am your 2016-2017 Iowa FCCLA Vice President of Programs. I wanted to become a state officer because I wanted to help as many members as I could to find their leadership potential and to have fun in FCCLA. I want to become a better leader in myself because I want to help around my school and in FCCLA. I look forward to helping members with National Programs, and encourage members to use their National Program projects as STAR Events. My favorite FCS class was Sewing. There were many fun projects that we made ourselves through the semester as well as fun small projects that we did as well. I am involved with the High School Jazz Band, Show Choir, and Jazz Choir. I am involved with Foreign Language Club, and I am involved with 4-H where I am a club officer, a member of the Youth Committee, and a member of County Council. I plan on going to Simpson College to study business or musical education and spend a few years at the Culinary Institute.
Hello! My name is Noah Brinkmeyer, and I am your 2016-2017 Vice President of Public Relations. This past year as a District Officer, I realized I could impact FCCLA on a large scale and help a lot of people at the same time. This inspired me to run for State Office. This coming year I look forward to helping our members grow their leadership abilities and reach their fullest potentials. My favorite FCS class was Life Skills, because I learned practical knowledge that prepared me for real life situations. I am also involved in Student Council, National Honor Society, Car Club, FFA, Music Club, Business Club, Band, Jazz Band, Choir, Tiger Voices ( in-school acapella group), Theater, Soccer, Cross-Country and Leadership Ames. My future plans include attending a four year college and pursuing a degree in music and business.