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Joey Silver

Joey Silver is a senior at Francis Howell Central high school in St. Charles, Missouri. He is currently on his school's award-winning newspaper as the sports editor. He played soccer up until his junior year, plays ultimate frisbee, and is in his school's All of Us club. He enjoys volunteering at his church where he helps out a student with Autism, and he likes the idea of peer counseling. He plans on studying biology at college, and then go on to study medicine. Joey loves to inspire others through his hard work, dedication, and help towards others.

Rachael Price

Rachael is a junior at Minnetonka High School and is an IB diploma candidate. Rachael is President and founder of the service club Teens Taking Action. The club focuses on counteracting poverty in the Twin Cities and has members ranging from freshmen to seniors. Recently the club received a grant from Katie’s Krops and is excited to start their vegetable garden in the spring. All the produce harvested from their vegetable garden will be donated to their local food shelf. Rachael is also secretary of the Hands On Youth Advisory Board, a group that promotes youth engagement with local nonprofits. She is also a leader for the program Backpack Tutoring, which is a program made up of 400 students who travel to an intercity middle school to tutor at risk students every week! Rachael has a passion for both service and sailing so she also mentors at a local non-profit sailing school in the summer! Rachael is excited to share her thoughts with you on empowering youth and spreading youth volunteerism! 

Miribel Tran

Miribel is a junior at Marina High School in Huntington Beach, California. She is the founder/president of her school’s first science organization called Science National Honor Society, the first SNHS branch in Orange County. In addition, Miribel is the youngest research intern at UCI Neuropsychiatric Center who is also sponsored by the Southern California Academy of Sciences to conduct her own research project on cognitive performance of schizophrenic and bipolar disorder patients. She is a contributor and high school ambassador for, the Jet Division Projects Chair for Cal-Nev-Ha KIWIN’S, and part of Senator Lou Correa’s United States ’13-’14 Youth Senate Program. Each year, she mentors freshmen during the summer at her high school and aspires to raise money this year to travel to unprivileged countries such as Vietnam to provide healthcare not readily accessible or affordable as in other countries. She aspires to earn a Gold Congressional Award.

Sierra Norman

Sierra maintains a 4.0 GPA and is ranked number one in her class. She plays an active role in school as junior class president, varsity cheerleader, Trendsetter, and participates in various clubs. She is a member of American Mensa, a high IQ club, and was recently selected as Idaho’s National Child Awareness Month Ambassador for her work with “Snotty is Naughty”, a program she created to educate girls on the negative effects of girl-to-girl meanness.

Carly Bandt

Carly Bandt is a senior at Mounds View High School in Shoreview, Minnesota. She leads a service club at her school and is the president of the HandsOn Twin Cities Youth Advisory Board, a group that promotes youth engagement with local nonprofits. In addition, she is the Minnesota NCAM ambassador for Youth Service America and a World Vision Youth Communicator. Although her diverse interests have led her to volunteer with a variety of organizations, her passion is for girl empowerment. She is a Teen Advisor for the United Nation Foundation’s Girl Up campaign, an assistant coach for Girls On the Run, and leads a Girl Power group for middle school students. Her goal is to promote self-esteem and healthy lifestyle choices in her community, while simultaneously spreading awareness of the issues girls face in developing nations. Carly aspires to study international business to combine her passions of economics and international issues. For now, she is looking forward to spreading her love of service with others!