CRC Ambassador:Vaishnavi Raghavaraju

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Vaishnavi Raghavaraju

Vaishnavi Raghavaraju

Name :Vaishnavi Raghavaraju

Grade:11, Davidson High School, Hilliard, Ohio

Honors and Recognition:

  • Involved in Indian classical music from the age of 5 News anchor in Elementary school Part of Choose to Lead Program , Carriage Place Gymnastics, twaekondo, ballet, swimming, painting/sculpting, Tennis Choir- ViVache at ConBrio at 5th-6th grade: (5-12) level Preformed at Columbus State House in Downtown.
  • Played School Orchestra-Violin from 5th grade
  • Hindu temple: Learned Sanskrit Indian classical dance-Bharatanatyam
  • NSF Foundation Math Bee/Spelling Bee Volunteered at NSF to help teach social studies Worked in Science Olympiad 5th grade (egg drop)
  • Actively pursuing Indian Classical Flute from the past 8 years.
  • 6th grade: Grammar Bee 1st place Darby Creek Water Checkup in 6th grade Service at Mayfair Nursing Home/ Men's Shelter Joined Kickboxing in 9th-10th grade
  • 7th Grade: Joined Cross Country/ Track Joined Book Club Enrolled in Media arts
  • 8th Grade: Helped teacher with Grading Papers Cross Country Optimist Otterical Competition, Hilliard - won 3rd Place Prestige
  • Music Studios: Preformed in Wizard of Oz Production: singing, dancing, acting. Book Club Volunteered at Medical Camp
  • 10th grade. Ohio Food Bank High School: Volunteered at COSI, Riverside, and Nationwide Student of the STEM Program at High School Capital Area Humane Society in 10th Grade.
  • Vindhya cultural Music Competition: Won 2nd place
  • Involved in the Orchestra Eliminate Program for 3 years -Helped fund-raise for the event Volunteered for 1 year at Dublin Urgent Care
  • Junior Year: HSM Musical Math Club Interact Club Summer: Part time job at Macy's Senior Year: Student Council

  • CRC Global Services. Visit ADOPT-A-SCHOOL" page for more details.

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    Project Impact & News:

    0. 2015 CRC Ohio Invitational Science Fair on 02-21-2015 .

    1. Since 2008, CRC project collected more than 50,000lbs of eWaste (Computers, Monitors, Printers, Scanners, TVs, and thousand pounds of computer peripheral items) and safely redirected for proper recycling.

    2. Donated refurbished items to Nationwide Children's Hospital, Habitat for Humanity, and more than 1500 recycled bags of clothes to PlanetAid foundation. Shipped 235 boxes of Indian clothes to flood affected areas in AP, India with help of local organizations and in 2009.

    3. Total Adopted Schools since 2009: 50 > 2009 -13 Elementary/High schools, 2010- 8 High Schools, 2011- 6 High Schools, 2012-13- 13 High Schools, 2014- 13 High Schools..

    4. CRC fund-raised for other charities: (Central Ohio Hemophilia Foundation, UNICEF)

    5. Community Recycling Campaign project selected for the 2011 Volvo Adventure- The United Nations Environmental Programme Project Read more details (Select Country-United States, select project 6)

    6. Community Recycling Campaign project selected for the 2011 Prudential Spirit State Finalist Read more

    7. Community Recycling Campaign project details on the Junior Scholastic, National Magazine, April 2011 Issue Read more

    8. Can you help save the earth? Meet five young people who saw problems--and set out to fix them.(Brennan Bird, Jonny Cohen, Diana Lopez, Sachin Rudraraju and Freya Chay Read more

    9. A Davidson Young Scholar Making a Difference, In the Spotlight Read more

    10. Community Recycling Campaign project selected for the 2008 Davidson Young Scholar Ambassador Program- Read more

    11. TechColumbus Innovation Awards Semi-Finalist (2010, 2011) - for Green Innovation and Non-Profit Service Read more

    12. Story published in the Columbus Monthly Magazine -2012 Issue

    13. E-Waste: Dark Side of Digital Age >> These days, it's often cheaper and more convenient to buy a new PC than to upgrade an old one. But what happens to those old computers once they've been abandoned for newer models? The refuse from discarded electronics products, also known as e-waste, often ends up in landfills or incinerators instead of being recycled. And that means toxic substances like lead, cadmium and mercury that are commonly used in these products can contaminate the land, water and air.

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