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Region 5

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Aadya Deshpande, President
Aadya Deshpande is a Junior in Wilcox Highschool and is honored to serve as your 2022-2023 Region 5 President. It is her 3rd year in FCCLA and she has competed in the event of Repurpose & Redesign. FCCLA has given her more opportunities to gain leadership skills and communication skills. In her free time she enjoys playing video games, talking to her friends, and going to the gym. Aadya travels a lot and has visited 15 countries so far. After she is done with highschool she wants to go into biomedical research.


Zahara Blackman, Vice President / Treasurer
Zahara Blackman is a junior in Wilcox Highschool and is honored to serve as your 2022-2023 Region 5 Vice President and Treasurer. It is her 3rd year in FCCLA. Zahara has previously competed in the Fashion Construction event. Through FCCLA, she learned skills to further her interest in fashion but also important skills for leadership such as time management and teamwork. Zahara enjoys to read, bake, and dance. Her favorite food is ice cream. Zahara hopes to use the skills she gained in FCCLA to become a fashion journalist.


Abby Amayan, Secretary
Abby Amayun is a Senior at Mills Highschool and is positioned as the 2022-2023 Region 5 Secretary. It is her first year in FCCLA. She has not competed in any competitions but hopes to gain confidence in public speaking and improve her leadership skills. Abby often enjoys cooking and baking, going to the gym, watching anime, hiking, painting, and playing video games. She loves to travel and try out different foods from various cultures. Her favorite cuisine to cook and eat is Korean. Abby aspires to head into the Culinary field to become a Sous Chef.


Gabby Guerrero, Historian / Reporter
Gabby Guerrero is a Senior at Piner High School and is honored to serve as your 2022-2023 Region 5 Historian / Reporter. It is her third year in FCCLA, and she has participated in competing in Wedding Cakes and is also an upcoming chapter president at her high school. FCCLA has helped Gabby gain better leadership and teamwork skills, and to meet new people. During her free time, she enjoys listening to music, playing soccer, hanging out with her friends, playing video games, and painting. Her favorite foods to eat every day are pasta and tacos. After high school, she hopes to study in the medical field and major in nursing either to become a psych nurse or to be an ultrasound tech to pursue a career where she loves to help others.


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Mindy Trisko
Mindy has been an FCCLA Advisor for 10 years. She currently teaches Fashion Design and Marketing at Wilcox HIgh School in Santa Clara. She has served as an Advisor, Mentor Advisor, C-STAR Chairperson and now Region Coordinator. She loves working with students in FCCLA because of the leadership training, exposure to Family & Consumer Sciences related careers, and meaningful relationships that develop during their time in FCCLA. Outside of FCCLA and teaching she loves roller skating, sewing, hiking, hanging out with her two kitties, and spending time with her family.

STAR Chairperson

Mindy Trisko, FCS Instructor
Wilcox High School
3250 Monroe Street
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Kristin Gonzalez, Principal



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