United Way Selects 27 High School Students for 2019 Youth Leadership United

Students from Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Marion and Morgan County will participate in United Way Program to grow nonprofit knowledge and leadership skills


INDIANAPOLIS – On Saturday, January 26, twenty-seven civic-minded Central Indiana high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors, gathered to kick off the 2019 Youth Leadership United program.


Youth Leadership United teaches high school students about the nonprofit sector and how to serve on boards and committees, expanding their community leadership opportunities. Each year, students are selected through a competitive application process. The 2019 class includes the following students:


Yahya Amjad, Freshman at Lawrence Central High School

Alexandria Armstrong, Sophomore at Avon High School

Brynn Baker, Sophomore at St. Theodore Guerin Catholic High School

Cassandra Biglan, Sophomore at University High School

Christopher De La Cruz, Junior at Southport High School

Vamsi Duvvuri, Sophomore at Carmel High School

Nabeel Farooq, Sophomore at Zionsville Community High School

Alexander Garcia, Freshman at Avon High School

Chantel Hartfield, Sophomore at Charles A. Tindley Accelerated School

Ptolemy Henson, Sophomore at Lawrence North High School

Jasmine Hsu, Sophomore at Carmel High School

Hayden Hudnall, Sophomore at Westfield High School

Vishnu Iyer, Freshman at University High School

Natanya Katz, Sophomore at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School

Caydance McIntyre, Freshman at Monrovia High School

Mozen Mertami, Junior at Eman Schools

Aadam Merzoug, Sophomore at Carmel High School

Lucy Miller, Freshman at New Palestine High School

Dominic Oaldon, Sophomore at Cardinal Ritter High School

Rebecca Richey, Sophomore at Cathedral High School

Griffin Ritter, Sophomore at Monrovia High School

Camille Sidebottom, Freshman at Zionville Community High School

Grace Vlasak, Junior at St. Theodore Guerin Catholic High School

Khayla Williams, Freshman at Hamilton Southeastern High School

Kennedy Winfrey-Ragland, Sophomore at Noblesville High School

Gavin Wise, Junior at Monrovia High School

Bailey Young, Sophomore at New Palestine High School




About United Way of Central Indiana: United Way is a community of donors, advocates, volunteers, and partners who fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community. United Way invites all members of our community to LIVE UNITED by giving, advocating and volunteering to improve lives in Central Indiana. Visit www.uwci.org to learn more.



Jennifer Hashem | Public and Community Relations Manager

office: 317-921-1313 | cell: 563-271-4385 | jennifer.hashem@uwci.org