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2014-2015 Teen Board
Oliver foundation Bio Shelby Barhorst Shelby Barhorst, President
Houston Christian High School - Houston, Texas
Teen Board Member 2012 -

Shelby is a senior at Houston Christian High School where she has lettered in varsity volleyball and tennis. She is in the top ten percent of her class and is a member of National Honor Society. Shelby also volunteers as a peer assisted learning tutor for her school and won the award for most outstanding algebra two student her sophomore year. For the past two summers, Shelby has been selected to serve as a Camp Mustang Counselor for incoming freshman at her school.

Oliver foundation Bio Joyce Chen Joyce Chen, Vice President
Elkins High School - Sugar Land, Texas
Teen Board Member 2013 - Present

Joyce is a junior at Elkins High School. She is a member of Student Council, the founding editor-in-chief of the school newspaper, and an officer of Generation Youth Humanitarian Organization. She is also active in economic competitions. Having attended school in three countries, she also enjoys literature, style, the news, and walking through city streets after sundown.

Oliver foundation Bio Nikita Ghosh Nikita Ghosh, Secretary
Clements High School - Sugar Land, Texas
Teen Board Member 2012 - Present

Nikita is a junior at Clements High School. She is a student and the current Volunteer Secretary in the Global Studies Academy at Clements and studies Spanish along with her other Pre AP/AP classes. She has a lifelong passion for dance and has continuously done a variety of styles ranging from ballet all the way to Indian dance forms of which she is now part of the Rhythm India Bollywood Senior Dance Company. Nikita is also an active member of her school's National Spanish Honor Society and is Social Chair of her school's DECA chapter, the largest chapter in the world. Her lifetime goal is to become a pediatrician and she hopes to continue balancing all her extra-curricular activities along with her academics to reach that goal.

Oliver foundation Bio Jahnvi Jain Jahnvi Jain, Treasurer
Clements High School - Clements High School , Texas
Teen Board Member 2013 - Present

Jahnvi is a junior at Clements High School. She is a member of the school's women's varsity choir and volunteers year round at Memorial Hermann Hospital. Jahnvi has been a classical Indian dancer for 9 years with a background in two different styles. She is a senior company member of Rhythm India, a Houston-based Bollywood Dance Company. Jahnvi hopes to pursue her goal of going into the medical field and becoming a surgeon.

Oliver foundation Bio Karina Arnold Karina Arnold, Historian
Houston Christian High School - Houston, Texas
Teen Board Member 2012 - Present

Karina is a senior at Houston Christian High School. Karina is an honor roll student, student ambassador, and a member of varsity soccer, cross-country and track teams. She qualified for state in cross-country and soccer and received the most valuable freshman award in track and cross-country. Karina has been one of the captains of the varsity soccer team since sophomore year. She also broke the 4x800 relay record for her school with three other teammates in track. Karina won the best algebra student award freshman year. Karina was selected to backpack to Turkey in the summer of 2013 with a group of other chosen students from Houston Christian. She is a member of DSP, a class that teaches students how to conduct a problem statement, write research papers and how to properly present. Karina worked at a summer camp for kids, the Nottingham Forest Camp as head of sports.

Oliver foundation Bio Kathrin James Kathrin James, Event Coordinator
Kempner High School - Sugar Land, Texas
Teen Board Member 2013 - Present

Kathrin is a senior at Kempner High School where she is both a scholar and an athlete. She is Vice President of National Honor Society and a member of the varsity softball team at Kempner. Kathrin won the Most Improved award as a freshman and the Golden Glove award as a sophomore. She also plays on a select softball team. Kathrin spent part of her 2013 summer in New York as a participant of the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine. Kathrin is a Senior Girl Scout, working on her Gold Award. She is a 5th grade Sunday school teacher and youth leader at her church. Kathrin attended the Stanford Summer Institute (theory of relativity) during summer 2014. She enjoys traveling, especially to Lake Tahoe and California.

Oliver foundation Bio Amanda Stoner Amanda Stoner, IT Coordinator
Pope John XXIII College Preparatory - Katy, Texas
Teen Board Member 2013 - Present

Amanda is a sophomore at St. John XXIII College Preparatory where she is on the varsity cheerleading squad. She was also selected to the Universal Cheerleaders Association All-American cheer squad. Amanda participates in a competitive cheer program and an advanced tumbling program. She earned the title of Texas State Floor Champion in the spring of 2012 as a member of a competitive USAG gymnastics team. She volunteers at her church, the Houston Food Bank, the Downs Syndrome Association and the Houston Children's Festival. In her free time, Amanda enjoys listening to music, cooking, and spending time with friends.

Oliver foundation Bio Emily Mueller Emily Mueller, Board Member
St. Agnes Academy - Houston, Texas
Teen Board Member 2013 - Present

Emily is a sophomore at St. Agnes Academy. She is a member of the water polo team at SAA. Emily has been to State Finals twice with her soccer team in the past three years. She is a member of the Green Club and Young Republicans club at Saint Agnes. She recently spent 4 weeks in Spain helping Spanish students improve their English. She is very active in volunteering at her church and in the community.

Oliver foundation Bio Daniel Bunch Daniel Bunch, Board Member
Houston Christian High School - Houston, Texas
Teen Board Member 2013 - Present

Daniel is a senior at Houston Christian High School. He is both an athlete and a scholar, currently in the top ten percent of his class. He plays basketball and lacrosse. Daniel is a member of the National Honor Society and school band. He enjoys peer tutoring, is an avid reader and enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Oliver foundation Bio Camryn Odom Camryn Odom, Board Member
St. Agnes Academy - Houston, Texas
Teen Board Member 2013 - Present

Camryn is a junior at St. Agnes Academy where she plays both junior varsity field hockey and lacrosse. She serves as Captain of the lacrosse team and was voted 2013 Defensive Player of the Year. Camryn is a member of Jack and Jill of America and serves on the nominating committee. She is a brown belt in karate and will test for her black belt later this year. She recently volunteered at Woodson Leadership Academy ad South Central region Impact Day with the city of Prairie View. She loves fishing, going to the movies and hanging out with her friends. Camryn plans to attend Spelman College in Atlanta and then pursue her passion for animals by becoming a veterinarian.

Oliver foundation Bio Joseph Minkowitz Joseph Minkowitz, Board Member
Emery/Weiner School - Houston, Texas
Teen Board Member 2014 - Present

Joseph is a junior at The Emery/Weiner School. He is Treasurer of his school’s Student Government and plays Varsity Soccer, Track, Cross- Country and Golf. Joseph is also active in community service, and a leader in his BBYO Chapter – an international youth organizations for Jewish teenagers. Recently, he spent two weeks touring South Africa, and during the summer he attended a BBYO Leadership training program this year. Joseph enjoys running, travelling, and biking.

Oliver foundation Bio Bradlee Few Bradlee Few, Board member
The Kinkaid School - Houston, Texas
Teen Board Member 2014 - Present

Bradlee is a junior at The Kinkaid School in Houston, TX. She is the founder and president of the Foodie Club and a member of Varsity Cross Country and Track teams at Kinkaid. Bradlee is president of her National Charity League chapter and active in Jack and Jill of America. She is working towards her Gold Award in Girl Scouts.

Oliver foundation Bio Sky Chen Sky Chen, Board Member
Quail Valley Middle School - Missouri City, Texas
Teen Board member 2014 - Present

Sky is an eighth grader at the Gifted and Talented Academy at Quail Valley Middle School. He is a member of his school's Quiz Bowl competition team, National Junior Honor Society, and competition math team. He plays numerous sports and also enjoys traveling and reading.

Oliver foundation Bio Annika Gandhi Annika Gandhi, Board Member
Clements High School - Sugar Land, Texas

Annika is a junior at Clements High School. She is a scholar and a member of her school's DECA chapter, competing twice at the national level. Annika is a member of the school choir. She enjoys cooking, reading, and exercising.

Oliver foundation Bio Summer Brown Summer Brown, Board Member
First Colony Middle School - Sugar Land, Texas

Summer is a 7th grader at First Colony Middle School where she is a straight A student. She is a member of Student Council, Pep Squad and band. Summer is a Girl Scout and recently earned her Silver Award by having a Healthy Eating and Energy workshop for elementary school children. Summer recently completed her first Houston Kids Triathlon. She enjoys traveling and cooking nutritious meals.



Teen Board Emeritus 2013-2014
Danielle Fournier, Past President
Cameron Markoff, Past Treasurer
Sydney Fucci, Past Event Coordinator





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