Kriti Kumar, Hemet, California
West Valley High School
As a high school freshman, Kriti founded the South Asian Student Union to educate her peers about South Asian culture. After visiting India and volunteering at eye camps, Kriti united the efforts of the South Asian Student Union with those of the Sankara Eye Foundation. Kriti and members of the South Asian Student Union have been fundraising for the Sankara Eye Foundation for the last three years, and they have been educating others about blindness in India. Kriti is the Bhangra Team co-captain, the Link Crew president, the tennis team captain, and the senior class vice president. Kriti will graduate as the class valedictorian, and she will study business administration at Columbia University.