Hugo Guerra is going to be a freshman at the University of Texas at San Antonio and will majoring in Civil Engineering. He recently graduated from MacArthur High School, Irving, TX. He started doing community service in October 6, 2012 as an extracurricular activity. At the 2013 HOBY Texas North Seminar he learned the values of service to others and leadership. He is currently one of the few youth to participate for the Congressional Award Medal. He enjoys the intersection of sports, community service, friendships, and traveling. He aspires to be the first one of his family to graduate from college and the first one to graduate with a P.h.D.. In the meantime, he is excited to share thoughts with young adults about the importance of leadership and serving.
Aanchel Shah is a Pakistani American residing in Orlando, FL. She is in her senior year at Dr. Phillips High School while she simultaneously participates in a dual enrollment program (where high school students take classes at a local college). In her high school, she is very active and upholds the responsibility of an officer in various clubs and honor societies including the presidency of Interact Club and Rho Kappa Honor Society. Although Aanchel is unsure of her future plans, she knows dreams are only unrealistic if one thinks of them as it. Through her passion, she hopes to leave the world, especially the youth, with a heightened sense of confidence and a fiery intensity to achieve their goals, no matter how unbelievable they may seem at the time.
Jesse Barrera is a senior at Royal High School who plans to pursue an undergraduate degree in Social Justice and Public Health. These prospective majors stem from his passion for philanthropy and civic service. He plans on attending law school and becoming a civil rights lawyer at some point in the future.
Victoria Williams is a senior at Dearborn High School, and starting this fall she will be serving her third year as President of DHS's Anti-Bullying/Diversity Club. Victoria is also a board member on New Detroit Inc.'s Youth Leadership committee, a Link Crew leader, peer mediator, honor roll student, Summer S.T.A.N.D. mentor, women's ensemble vocalist, Young Entrepreneurs Academy student, and was most recently crowned "Miss Teen United States Empress 2014". She also enjoys singing, acting, varsity cheerleading, and volunteering at Oakwood Hospital.
Kristy Nguyen is a senior at Pacifica High School. She loves the enrichment that education brings and enjoys studying a variety of subjects. As a result, she does not know whether she would like to explore the branch of Medicine, Education, Law, or Business. She is a founding member of two clubs, Friday Night Live and UNICEF. These two clubs have helped her gain leadership skills and have enabled her to utilize them to help other people in her community and across the world. From this journey, she has discovered that she would like to use her knowledge and leadership skills to hopefully do humanitarian work someday.