Ava Ward

I’m 16 years old, I live in Denver, Colorado and I'm in the 11th grade at Northfield High School. Currently in school I am working towards achieving my International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma and I am a varsity debate captain. I have participated in debate for two years and became a co-captain after my first year as a novice. I have a passion for Policy-style debate focusing on domestic policy and World Schools debate focusing on international policy. I am also a member of HOSA, a club for medical professionals and I play Varsity Tennis for my school. Outside of school, I spend every Monday volunteering at St. Luke’s Presbyterian Hospital in downtown Denver. This opportunity allows me to run a room with donated food, supplies, and entertainment for families who stay for long periods of time on the pediatric floor. I have to clean, organize and run the room along with comforting families who have children in the hospital. When I’m not volunteering, I work at a locally-based ice cream shop where I scoop ice cream.

I am so appreciative of the opportunity to be a part of the Student Leader Advisory Council because I aim to encourage, motivate and energize those who want to make a change in the world. Change belongs to the future, and it is the responsibility of the younger generations to encourage this positive change. With my fellow student leaders, I aim to utilize and celebrate our differences in order to create an ideal academic system that addresses the difficulties and challenges that students face. Teach For All is a roadmap of students from all over the world to help those who want to create a better classroom for students and provide better resources for educators.

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