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Board Members

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Iftu Abdi Board Member
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I love learning about history and literature. I write poetry/perform it on my spare time. I find animals tolerable and amusing.

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Madeline Chalecki Board Member
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I am a sophomore more at DSST Stapleton. I’m very intrested in politics and service work, so I’m very excited for YouthRoots. I also love meeting new people and spending time with others.

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Keaton Ekoniak Board Member
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Keaton Ekoniak will be a sophomore at Cherry Creek High School in the fall of 2016. He enjoys playing baseball, traveling, and hanging out with friends. He is excited to be a part of YouthRoots and to engage in his community.

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Henry Fox Board Member
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I am a Denver native who loves the outdoors and have many passions. Flyfishing, skiing, hiking and woodworking are ways I like to spend my free time. I am a dedicated student at East High School who wants to make a positive impact in my community.

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Winta Gonye Board Member
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My name is Winta Gonye and I am currently a freshman student a Denver North High School. Before coming to North I went to Lake International School. At Lake I was part of WEB( where everyone belongs) we would mentor 6th grades with both academic and social capacities and at North High school I am SBOE( Student Board Of Education) representative and I am also part of student council. I also worked with the International Baccalaureate to help tutor or to just clean the neighborhood at Lake international which led to getting the Colorado Youth Citizenship awards.

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William Irvin Board Member
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Hey, I’m Will! I’m a junior at East High School, and an avid fan of sports. I’m really excited about youth roots and the opportunities it will present me and my community!

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Peter Jonas Board Member
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My name is Peter Jonas and I am currently a junior at Denver East High. Through school I have been very involved in Speech and Debate for all three years and have had the incredible chance to go to national tournaments. In my free time I enjoy rock climbing, reading, and exploring the outdoors.

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Max Kieling Board Member
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My name is Max Kieling and I have always thoroughly enjoyed helping other. One of my favorite activities is to play music for residences at the Alzheimer’s home/hospital in Denver, Sunrise.

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Solliana Kineferigb Board Member
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My name is Solliana Kineferigb, and youth progress is one of my biggest passions. I come from an Ethiopian immigrant family, and I’ve seen the impact of youth involvement in immigrant communities on the success of those communities. From soccer to civil rights, my activities span a wide range of topics, and I work hard to pursue as many of them as possible.

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Brigid McNamara Board Member
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I am going to be a sophmore at George Washington High School this upcoming fall. I volunteer at many organizations including the Denver Zoo where I am a part of the Zoo Crew. I love aminals and my dog is named Bailey. In my spare time I enjoy being outdoors and play on the varsity golf team at my school.

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Maddie Moore Board Member
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Hi! My name is Maddie Moore and I am a freshman at East High School. I love to spend time with my three dogs as well as laugh and have fun with my younger brother. I am passionate about making a change in our community and making it a better place for everything and everything.

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Lydia Potter Board Member
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My name is Lydia Potter and I attend Denver South High. I enjoy being outdoors, being with friends, and playing sports. I am involved with cheerleading, tennis, and yl club at South. Through Youth Roots I’m excited to make an impact in our society.

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Caroline Reynolds Board Member
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My name is Caroline, and I go to DSST: Stapleton High School. I stive to be a good role model for everyone younger than me! I can’t wait for YouthRoots to teach me how to step out of comfort zone and become a great leader!

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Ayla Sanchez Board Member
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I’m Ayla/AJ, a weird and optimistic high schooler who just wants to do her best! I come from North Denver and I love going out rather then staying in all the time. I love asking people questions about their lives and who they are because I like to know about peoples backgrounds and where they come from. I’m a friendly sociable (and sometimes awkward) human who’s ready to make the world a better place!

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Nephraterie Smith Board Member
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I want to make a difference in my community and on the lives around me . This program enables me to do so to the best of my ability. I cannot wait to see what I can do to further help my community the people around me.

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Bella Solomon Board Member
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Bella Solomon is a rising sophomore at East High School. She was on both the soccer and basketball team at East and also plays club soccer. She has two sisters and a twin brother. Bella has been involved in various leadership roles and is very excited to be on the Youth Roots Board!

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Torey Wyman Board Member
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Born and raised in Colorado, I strive to keep it the magestical place I grew up in. Through our actions we truly can change the world. I believe our generation should make their voices heard and stand up for what’s right. Improving the community one step at a time.

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Musie Yonas Board Member
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My name is Musie Yonas and I am a current sophomore attending East High School in Denver Colorado. I am 15 years old and was born in Denver, Colorado. I have a 7th grade brother Essai and a 4th grade sister named Helen. My mom, Saba, and dad, Yonas were both born and raised in Eritrea which is in East Africa. I love to play soccer and basketball.

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Nolan Younoszai Board Member
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Hi my name is Nolan, I go to East high school and am an new member of youth roots. Some of the activities I am involved in are track, cross country, and debate sports are a big part of my life and something I am very dedicated to. I am excited to make a difference in Denver in what ever way I can!

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