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Karla Talley

Karla is a senior at Bowie High School. Serving on the Maryland Youth Advisory Council, Karla works with students across the state to propose legislation on issues that affect youth. Karla serves on her county’s Education Coalition as well, working with others who are also passionate about enhancing the quality of education. She is a proud advocator for volunteer work, and hopes to inspire others to give back to their community. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, writing for her city newspaper, and playing the piano. Karla hopes to make a difference in the lives of others by gaining a strong voice in her state and by helping others through her volunteer work.

Gary Calzada

Gary is a high school senior at Farrington High School in Honolulu, Hawaii. As part of student council for three years, he works tirelessly to plan events and pep rallies that will energize his classmates and boost school pride. Gary's talent for technology is often called on to create posters, advertisements, and even televised commercials for school events. He is also the Vice President of his school’s Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America chapter. He brought additional honors to his school after initiating a recycling project that received a gold medal at a statewide career and technical competition and advanced to a national competition. As a volunteer for many organizations, he hopes to make an impact on others through service. In the future, he wants to become a computer scientist making life more efficient, interconnected, and comfortable for others.

Morrisa Marshall

Morrisa is a senior at Eastern Illinois University studying Public Relations and Health Communication. She has helped promote and organize service events with the organization Black Student Union. She has also teamed up with many community organizations to raise awareness about the needs of her school's community. She enjoys traveling, enjoying the outdoors, and aspires to increase awareness of early cancer screenings in the future. She enjoys volunteering and is looking forward to helping others find volunteering opportunities in their community.

Kathryn Doehrmann

Kathryn is a sophomore in high school at Eagle Tech Academy. She is in Student Council, Student Government, SLAC (Student Leadership Academic Council), and the Freshmen Mentor Program. In her free time she volunteers at the library and anywhere else she can. Kathryn has an internship at a local business where she works on the store’s website. She plans to go to college at IPFW and get her teaching degree for high school English with a minor in marketing. Until then Kathryn is excited to start working with VolunTEEN Nation as she finds there is great importance in getting teens to help their community. She believes it helps them network, explore future career options, and develop important skills like collaboration and flexibility when it comes to real life situations. Kathryn has two blogs of her own and can’t wait to learn new skills in helping her writing and marketing skills.

Gabrielle Simmons

Gabrielle is an upcoming senior at Ball State University with a major in Communications and a minor in Spanish. In college her volunteer experience is mostly fulfilled at Motivate Our Minds, an after school, tutoring program in Muncie, Indiana.  She enjoys working with the 3-5th grade student’s homework, reading, and even some of the girl’s “boy problems.” She plans to go to graduate school in Arizona to receive a Masters in International Relations.  She aspires to have a non-profit organization that is both national and international with a goal to help the homeless.  Her interests lie within photography, philanthropy, and motivating anyone who needs a lift up. She is excited to work first hand in helping youth finding their passion in community service.