South Denver

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Board Members

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Maria Alsubhi Board Member
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I’m Maria Alsubhi. I thrive on competition and pushing myself to accomplish the best possible. I do best in group situations, and hope that with other YouthRoots members, we can slowly change the world.

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Azariah Beyene Board Member
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I’m a student from Smoky Hill High School who loves soccer, learning, and hanging out with friends. I spend my time struggling through school with my supportive friends by my side and pursuing my passions in soccer and mathematics. I love a challenge and I always try to put 101% effort in everything I do.

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Emma Bird Board Member
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I am a Senior at Grandview Highschool. I have participated in a couple other volunteering opportunities and I am so glad I had the opportunity to learn how to better help my community and change the world.

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Alyssa Chavez Board Member
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Alyssa is a Senior at Grandview High school. She seeks to better her community and make a difference in people’s lives.

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Emily Domagala Board Member
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As an upcoming Junior this year, I am so excited to be working with my community and experiencing change that I initiated. I enjoy reading, traveling, and playing with my four dogs at home. Also, I am fascinated with criminal justice and confident that I can pursue a career in this field helping others.

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Sathya Dugini Board Member
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My name is Sathya Dugini. I am 16 years old, and I am an upcoming senior at Cherokee Trail High School. I enjoy listening to music, hanging out with friends, and sports.

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Alyanna Ferrer Board Member
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I am Alyanna Ferrer and I have a passion to make a difference in the world! I love helping whether that be through organizing a fundraiser to just making people laugh. I find joy through helping others and that is what empowers me the most!

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Hyorin Kim Board Member
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Hi! My name is Hyorin Kim, and I am going to be a junior at Cherry Creek High School. At school, I play violin in the Chamber Orchestra, and I also compete in extemporaneous debate in my school’s debate program. In my free time, I enjoy reading and hanging out with my friends!

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Habin (Lena) Kim Board Member
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Hi my name is Habin and I go to Cherry Creek High School! Giving back to the community is something that I love to do and I’m excited to do more this year

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Mia Kopera Board Member
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Mia Kopera is a Junior at Denver South High School. She spends her time singing, acting, and hanging out at local coffee shops reading and chatting with friends. Mia is enthusiastic about roller coasters and the musical Les Mis and dancing in the kitchen with her family. She is very excited to be a part of Youth Roots and is excited for the experiences to come.

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Sandesh Kulkarni Board Member
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Sandesh Kulkarni is currently a student at Cherokee Trail High School. He partakes in school activities of FBLA, DECA, TSA, NHS, and Math Honor Society, and hopes to evoke change in his society by garnering leadership abilities and demonstrating these skills in a volunteering environment. In his free time, Sandesh likes to spend time with his friends and play competitive video games. Grateful for everything his society has given him, he hopes to give even more back and improve the quality of life for everyone.

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Nikki Morris Board Member
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Class of ’18 at Grandview. Go Wolves! Hopeing to see big changes in our future and be a reason why:)

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McKenna Nading Board Member
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Hey, I’m McKenna! I am a ninth grader at St. Mary’s Academy. I enjoy playing year round sports, such as cross country, basketball and track and I have a love of singing and playing the guitar. I am passionate about making the world a better place and beyond excited to be a member of YouthRoots this year!

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Joseph Reiff Board Member
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My name is Joseph Reiff and I am a rising junior at cherry creek high school. This will be my second year on the youth roots board. I am also a swimmer and participate in speech and debate.

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Maya Robbins Board Member
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Maya Robbins is a student at Cherry Creek High School as well as a dedicated debater. Through her travels around the world she’s learned the impact a community can have. She hopes to continue helping the community via youthroots

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David Rusakow Board Member
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David Rusakow is a senior at Smoky Hill High School. He loves animals and dreams of one day becoming a biologist and helping to conserve species across the globe. He is involved in DECA, FBLA, and ACE among other activities in the community.

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Jonathan Schreiber Board Member
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Jonathan Schreiber is a pretty cool kid who loves to have fun, whether he’s making music, chilling out, playing outside, or doing community service. He attends Heritage High School and is excited to be a part of Youthroots!

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Teah Selkin Board Member
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Teah Selkin is a rising junior at Cherry Creek High School and loves being involved in the community.

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Tenzing Sherpa Board Member
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I am a student at Grandview who loves to be around wonderful young leaders looking to plant the seeds of change and hope in my community. I define myself through my heritage as a Sherpa and I am a part of Grandview’s Student Leadership Class(3 years). I am a Cross country/Track/and swimming athlete, I have been a part of TSA, No Place for Hate, Student Ambassador, International community, RAK, and the Student Faculty board. I am a strong advocate for food and naps(especially together) and I love all things animals.

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David Weinstein Board Member
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I am a 14 year old student at Cherry Creek High School. Some of my passions include skateboarding, singing and other sports. I believe strongly in issues such as discrimination through race, religion, and sex as well as helping the impoverished.

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