Aditya Kaushika, Appleton, Wisconsin
Appleton North High School
In order to increase cultural awareness, Aditya founded the Indian Club to provide Indian history and dispel myths surrounding Indian-Americans. The Indian Club also serves as a platform for isolated Indian-Americans to express the difficulties associated with their unique experiences as Indian-Americans. The Indian Club has grown from five of Aditya’s friends to over 60 members, with 85% of members being non-Indian. Club members volunteer in the community, visit Indian restaurants, and play cricket. Aditya has served as captain of the Debate Team for four consecutive years. He is the president of the Democratic Club, cofounder and vice president of the Art Club, and he is an officer in the Chinese American Club.