2023-2024 State Officers
Hi FCCLA! This is Kayleigh Soricelli, your 2023-2024 New York State President. I am a Senior at Arlington High School from District 3. This is my 6th year in FCCLA. FCCLA has taught and helped me so much. One of the ways FCCLA has helped me is by providing me the opportunities to become the leader I am today and, I can not wait to help you become the leader you are meant to be! Some things I enjoy doing are reading, painting and helping my community. I am looking forward to meeting all of you and seeing just how much FCCLA has helped you grow!
Hello everyone! My name is Kaylee Fields and I am your 2023-2024 New York State FCCLA 1st Vice President and Vice President of Communications! I am from a senior from General Brown High School in District 5B, FCCLA has been a huge part of my life since I was a freshman. I can’t wait to watch you all explore your ultimate journey within FCCLA and I look forward to seeing you all grow as leaders in the coming year! It is my honor to be on the State Executive Council for the next year and I look forward to growing as a leader and getting to know every member! Explore your ultimate journey and don’t forget to be incREDible!
First Vice President
VP of Communications
Heyo! My name is Nat Terwilliger and I am your 2023-2024 Vice President of Public Relations and Membership! Currently, I am a junior at Marlboro High School, District 3. Some fun facts about me are: I’ve been in FCCLA for 4 years, I love painting, I’m the chief of lights crew in my school's drama club, and I play the guitar. I’m super excited to grow and become close with my council and see you all grow into amazing leaders!
VP of Public Relations
VP of Membership
Hi NYS FCCLA. My name Is Madison Breunig-Smith but I prefer to be called Maddie. I am currently going into my senior year at Catskill High School and have been in FCCLA for five going on six years. I am so excited to announce that I am your 2023-2024 Vice President of Competitive Events and National Programs. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my friends and family. I am looking forward to meeting new people and growing as a leader with everyone this year!
VP of Competitive Events
VP of National Programs
Hello Everyone! My name is Finnegan Tiffany but you can call me Finn! After many, many years of being present in the NYS FCCLA Family (About 16 years with involvement, and about 4-5 years with Delhi Se), I am super excited to announce that I am your 2023-2024 Vice President of Finance and Alumni & Associates! Despite FCCLA being my big thing, I also enjoy cooking and baking, as well as drawing, making music, making new friends and playing games outside FCCLA, and being a Junior at Midlakes High School in District 9! I am super duper excited to see all of you and continue to grow as a leader with all of you!! This will be incREDible!
VP of Finance
VP of Alumni & Associates
Hey! My name is Emily Rose and I am your 2023-2024 VP of Community Service and Parliamentary Procedure! I am currently a senior at Arlington High School in District 3, and I am in my 3rd year of learning to grow as a leader within FCCLA. Although I always have a blast connecting with other FCCLA members, I also enjoy hobbies like crafting and baking. I am thrilled to make so many friends and to inspire and be inspired by the people and aspects that FCCLA has to offer!
VP of Community Service
VP of Parliamentary Procedure
2023-2024 Officer Elects
Hello my name is Brinley Wager and I am one of your 2023-2024 New York State Officer Elects. I am a part of the Delhi Senior chapter in District 8A. I am junior, marking my 6th year in FCCLA. Outside of FCCLA, I play 3 sports, am a member of 5 clubs, and a mentor to elementary students at my school. As a State Officer Elect, I hope to gain public speaking skills and to connect with more FCCLA members. This year I am most excited to bond with my council and help New York State in every way I can!
Hello! My name is Leon Hong and I am one of your 2023-2024 New York State Officer Elect. I am a junior at Catskill High School, located in District 4. This is my second year in FCCLA and I have participated in one STAR Event. Upon completing my STAR Event and being a part of FCCLA, I have learned many valuable life skills, such as time management, public speaking, and not being afraid to reach out for help when needed. Outside of FCCLA, I enjoy listening to music, hanging out with friends, as well as watching movies. As a New York State Officer Elect, I hope to create memorable and meaningful conferences with my State Executive Council!
Hello! My name is Delaney McCann and I am a 2023-2024 New York State Officer Elect. I am a sophomore in the Delhi chapter, located in District 8A. This is my 5th year in FCCLA. Outside of FCCLA, I like to show my dairy cows at my county fair, and I also play basketball, flute and saxophone as a member of my school’s band. As an officer, I hope to plan enjoyable conferences and make sure everyone has the most fun possible. I can’t wait for an awesome year and I’m so excited to be on the State Executive Council!
Hello, my name is Olivia Ross and I am one of your 2023-2024 New York State Officer Elect. I am a junior at Gilboa-Conesville Central School, located in District 8A. This is my fifth year in FCCLA and I have participated in two STAR Events. I even went to Nationals twice! Outside of FCCLA, I love to play softball, soccer, participate in drama productions, play my saxophone, and sing. As an officer, I would love to meet more FCCLA members and plan memorable conferences with my State Executive Council. I cannot wait to serve on the 2024-2025 State Executive Council!
2023-2024 Junior Leaders
Hi! My name is Abigail (Abby) Woodcock, I am from the Gilboa FCCLA chapter in District 8A. I am in 8th grade and I have been in FCCLA for 2 years. Outside of FCCLA, I act in our drama club program, I am a student aid for elementary art classes, and I read a lot. I am most excited for learning to come out of my shell more often, and becoming a better leader overall.
Hi. My name is Amelia Marks and I'm from the Margaretville FCCLA chapter in District 8A. I am in 7th grade and I have been in FCCLA for 2 years. Outside of FCCLA, I play soccer, basketball, softball, and participate in band, chorus, and musicals. I am the most excited for my STAR Event this year.
Hi! My name is Ava Todisco and I am from the Marlboro High School chapter in District 3. I am in 9th grade and I have been in FCCLA for 3 years. Outside of FCCLA, I love to bake and hang out with close friends. I am most excited about making close bonds and working on my leadership skills.
Hi my name is Brooke Schumacher! I’m from the Catskill FCCLA chapter in District 4. I’m in 8th grade and I have been in FCCLA for 2 years now. Outside of FCCLA, I spend time with my brother and dogs, read books, and am constantly texting and calling my friends. This year in FCCLA I’m most excited about being a junior leader and participating in STAR Events.
Hi, my name is Hannah. I go to Whitney Point in District 8A and I am a Junior Leader. I am in 9th grade and I have been a member for 1 year. The things I do outside of FCCLA is I dance and play with my siblings. I am most excited to be here and do a STAR Event this year.
Hello my name’s Hayden Kozlik and I’m in the Marlboro High School chapter, which is part of District 3. This year I’ll be in 9th grade, my first year of high school. I’ve been a member of FCCLA for 3 fantastic years, but outside of FCCLA I like to play all kinds of sports like football, basketball, baseball and I’m getting into soccer. I also enjoy being in chorus. For this year in FCCLA, I can’t wait to see what’s in store as a Junior Leader and all the fun things we'll be doing or planning.
Hi, My name is Holly Eads and I am from the General Brown FCCLA chapter in District 5B. I am in 8th grade and I have been in FCCLA for 2 years. Outside of FCCLA, I play soccer, ride my bike, write, read, swim, and go camping with my family. I am most excited to learn what FCCLA is all about and to work on public speaking in front of a lot of people.
Hiii, my name is Jaidyn Sutton. I’m from the Gilboa FCCLA chapter in District 8A. I am in 8th grade and I have been a member of FCCLA for 2 years. Outside of FCCLA, I play sports like soccer, softball and basketball. On my own time, I always babysit. The thing I’m most excited for in FCCLA this year is to do my STAR Event, learning more about FCCLA, and working up to one day to be a New York State officer.
Hello! My name is Lauren Paquette and I am from the General Brown FCCLA chapter in District 5B. I am in 8th grade and I have been in FCCLA for 2 years. Outside of FCCLA, I play soccer and gymnastics, along with participating in school plays and band. I am excited to learn all of the new opportunities awaiting me in the coming future. I can't wait to become a state officer and welcome all the new opportunities I will be able to have.
LilliAnn Van Benschoten
My name is LilliAnn Van Benschoten (not a typo- it's actually spelled like that!) I am from the Margaretville chapter in District 8A. I am an 8th grader who has been a part of FCCLA for three years. Outside of FCCLA, I also participate in OVA (Olympics of the Visual Arts) Art club, QSA (Queer Straight Alliance) and our theater club: Scitamard. In school, I do band and chorus. I am really excited to be a Junior Leader and learn about my full potential with FCCLA.
Hi! My name is Louise Kieraldo, and I am from the Catskill FCCLA in District 4. I am currently in 8th grade and have been in FCCLA for 1 year. I am very happy to be a Junior Leader this year, and I’m excited to be participating in a STAR event again this year after receiving a gold medal at the NYS conference for my last STAR Event project. Outside of FCCLA, I am very active in my school’s theater and music programs. I love reading, dancing, playing music, and riding my horses.
Hi! My name is Marley Leddy and I am in the Delhi FCCLA chapter in District 8A. I have been in FCCLA for 2 years and I am in 7th grade. Outside of FCCLA, I do soccer, basketball, and softball. In soccer I play midfield, in basketball I am a point guard, and in softball I am a pitcher. I am probably most excited for state meeting because I am going to do a STAR Event.
Hi, my Name is Maya Margiotta and I am a part of the Delhi FCCLA chapter in District 8A. I am in 7th grade and have been a part of FCCLA for 2 years. Besides FCCLA, I am a part of my school's soccer, basketball, volleyball, and softball teams. I am also a girl scout and I am very involved in my school's orchestra, where I play the cello. I am most excited to be opened up to new opportunities that will lead me to becoming a NYS officer one day!