Freshman student Varshini Hari selected by International Leadership Network

For the Redmond Reporter

Positive role model. Successful achiever. Good citizen. These are all phrases that define an International Leadership Network Young Achiever.

Nikola Tesla Stem High School rising freshman student Varshini Hari has been selected by International Leadership Network as one of few students to receive recognition as a 2022 Young Achiever in grades 8-10 category from WA. Amongst all winners across the country, she is the only one selected as the Young Achiever of the year! According to their website, Young Achievers is a nationwide program that promotes community as well as the positive accomplishments of young people. They are also recognized as good citizens in their schools and communities and competent scholars who have achieved success in a variety of areas.

Varshini Hari is a co-founder of a nonprofit organization called Joys of Giving, where she has helped raise $20,000+ while helping more than 1000 youth and volunteering more than 1200 hours. She has a passion for baking and has started her own initiative and baked over 2000 cookies for various nonprofits. She is passionate about STEM and has participated in various robotics competitions over last few years winning several awards, qualifying for WA state and recently qualified for the VEX World Robotics Competition in May 2022. She is passionate about community service and believes in bridging the STEM gender gap and fighting youth hunger. She has received the Presidential Volunteer Service Award in 2020, 2021 and 2022.