Years of Service:
November, 2020 to December, 2023
Sticky at the top of lists:
Amitesh Verma is a senior at Indian Hill High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. Throughout his years in high school, he noticed the lack of a student-led platform to foster the safety of the community amid teenage health threats including the e- cigarette epidemic. As a result, Amitesh founded Indian Hill’s first Students Against Destructive Decisions chapter at the beginning of his junior year. Through his time in SADD, Amitesh and his chapter have helped organize traffic safety awareness events at basketball games in addition to receiving a mini-grant from the Prevention First organization. This grant allowed his chapter to hold an E- Cigarette Prevention Youth Summit at Indian Hill Middle School — the earlier students are educated about the dangers of “vaping,” the less likely they are to become a victim of it in high school. Outside of SADD, Amitesh cherishes music- making, serving as the Drum Major of Indian Hill’s marching band. Additionally, he enjoys jamming and publishing albums with his student-led jazz quartet named “The Zender Senders.” Having been involved with teenage health on the community level, he looks forward to the SLC as a means to foster change on the national level. He is excited about connecting and working with like-minded individuals across the country to uphold the safety and wellness of the community.