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Meet Our Regional Board

Maddie Bagdade, President
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Hi! My name is Maddie and I’m a senior at St. Paul Central High School. I’m so honored and excited to serve as your NFTY Northern President for this coming year! Outside of NFTY I love to read, sing, ski, and participate in various school clubs. If you ever want to talk about anything, from what’s new on Netflix to some deep philosophical topic, let me know!

Zelda Harmoning, Programming Vice President
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My name is Zelda Harmoning and I am a rising Junior at St. Paul Academy. My favorite snack is muddy buddies because I love chocolate and peanut butter. My favorite sport is soccer, but I play both soccer and participate in Track as a hurdler. At school my favorite class ever was physics but I personally love all sciences and look forward to taking environmental science next year 🙂 I love traveling with my big wild family and alongside my NFTY friendships, all 6 of my siblings are my best friends. For fun, I like to go hammocking, have lake days, go to fairs and festivals, and explore the cities with my pals. I am passionate about doing the things I am afraid of and surrounding myself with people that radiate positive energy, whoever they may be. I strive to be a person you can depend on.

Liv Steen, Social Action Vice President
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I am Liv Steen, a junior at Hopkins high school in Minnetonka, MN. I enjoy learning about the world around me, including science and the government.

Dom Brack, Religious & Cultural Vice President
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I'm Domenic, I attend Osseo Senior High School and a proud member of TIPTY. When I'm not at a NFTY event you can usually find me in one of two places, in my basement playing guitar, or in my office writing a script for a show or movie.


Sarah Mikhelson, Membership Vice President
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Hi! My name is Sarah Mikhelson and I’m from BeSTY in Minnetonka, Minnesota. I’m so excited to be NFTY Northern’s Membership Vice President this year. I can’t wait to connect even more with the community at NFTY NO and try making it stronger than ever! I love connecting with new people and helping others so if you ever want to talk or get to know each other, feel free to reach out!

Sydney Bookstaff, Communications Vice President
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Hi, I’m Sydney and I’m the regional Communication Vice President for NFTY No. This is my second year serving as the CVP and I can’t wait for all the new memories that I know I will make this year! Outside of NFTY, I love to do digital art and photography, and I’m excited to bring some of that into NFTY this year. I look forward to continuing to reach for my goals from last year as well as new ones for this year!!

NFTY Northern is governed by a board of teen leaders who are selected to serve a one-year term. Regional board members play a critical role in all aspects of running the region including event planning and marketing, and mentoring teen leaders from our local youth communities. The regional board is mentored by the NFTY Midwest Area Manager who oversees all programs and administration.


Stacy Bernstein


Stacy is a St. Louis native, and grew up at Goldman Union Camp Institute (GUCI). She was involved in NFTY Missouri…