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© 2023 by Letters To Hope. 

Meet our High School Doves

President

Jasmine

Khang

 Sunnyside High School: Fresno, CA

What motivated you to start Letters to Hope at your high school?

I was motivated to start Letters to Hope at Sunnyside high school after seeing the struggle people around the world are constantly going through. This motivated me to help people in need, and encourage them to have hope and not give up. Creating this club can really reach out to people to find themselves again, and create a bond that really touches them and gives them hope to help other people. People are struggling everywhere for help, whatever reason that is holding them down, and this club can help them. This is why I wanted to start this club at my high school--Sunnyside High School.

 

What drives you to help others?

Seeing other people struggle has made me want to help. These people who struggle should not be left alone, so we must do whatever to help them get through their dark times. A lot has happened in America, and it is sad for those who had connections to things they love the most, and sadly, lose that love to a tragic event or situation. This hurt can break them physically and mentally. We should help people by being kind to them, being a friend, and supporting them through their tough times in life. Helping each other can build a bond for support, and this is what makes me want to help others in need.

 

What are your future plans and goals?

 My future plans and goals is to become a doctor and help people, so they can enjoy life to the fullest. Becoming a doctor influences people to help others in need. This made me want to become a doctor because I want to help people who are different, and who are going through difficult times. I hope that the people I help do the same for others, and be the better person by making a difference in their lives. Doing what I love, and saving lives will forever be my drive because I know it will bring laughter, joy, and happiness into many lives.

Sunnyside High School Officers

Lisa Her

Vice-President

Samantha Yang

Treasurer

Sunshine Yang

Secretary

Burlingame High School: San Francisco, CA

President

Anureet

Chahal

What motivated you to start Letters to Hope at your high school?

Growing up in such a privileged and fortunate location: Bay Area​, I am blessed to not have to experience many struggles that others unfortunately do. I wanted to change that. I wanted to help people in need and give them support and encouragement. I believe that every action, even the slightest ones can make an impact and I don’t think there is a more better way to communicate and understand than through words! This is why I was motivated to start Letters to Hope at Burlingame High School. ​

What drives you to help others?

I find a lot of peace and harmony in helping others. I genuinely enjoy giving up my time knowing that it will make someone’s day. Throughout my time volunteering at Mills Peninsula Hospital, Burlingame and as a peer tutor in my public library, I realized that my small action can sometimes do wonders for others. I want to continue helping others and give hope to those that need it the most.

What are your future plans and goals?

My future plans and goals include finishing high school on a good note and starting college on a positive note. I also want to become more involved with the community. Looking down the road, I hope to become a doctor. I want to able to help people and their families and not feel limited by in what I can do. I want to be able to help people directly. I also want to travel various countries, go skydiving, and learn sign language.

What are your goals for the Letters to Hope club?

While for the Letters to Hope club, I do hope to meet deadlines, my long- term goals include motivating my high school students to participate and providing a sense of unity. I hope for another student(s) to continue the legacy of this club, even when my cabinet members and I have graduated. If our members feel united and safe, that will reflect onto the letters, and make a greater impact.

Burlingame High School Officers

Annie Sun

Vice-President

Zerina Diaz

Treasurer

Polina Zamalin

Secretary

President

Teodora Zgimbau

 Grigore Ghica National College: Romania

What motivated you to start Letters to Hope at your high school?

I wanted to help people, and so I thought that a Letters to Hope club would be the perfect way to do it. I knew that there are people in my high school that are passionate about helping people and volunteering and I thought that it would be a nice opportunity for them to do these things.

What drives you to help others?

I want to make the world a better place and I think that the first step is to make other people happy because when a person feels important and motivated, they are more likely to do great things for the world. Also, I think that it is amazing to be the reason someone smiles.

What are your future plans and goals?

I am not sure what I want to do in the future. I think I want to become a teacher or a doctor. But what I know for sure is that I want to do something meaningful for the world, that allows me to work with people and help them.

What are your goals for the Letters to Hope club?

I hope to create a family, to bring together a group of people that understand and care about each other, so we can work together with pleasure and help people in need.

Grigore Ghica National High School Officers

Ana-Maria Chebac

Vice-President

Iftimie Mihai 

Public Relations

Maria Pintilie 

Student Coordinator

Alhambra High School: Martinez, CA

President

Tori Martinez

What motivated you to start Letters to Hope at your high school?

Hi! I’m the president of Letters to Hope at Alhambra High School. I was motivated to start Letters to Hope ever since I read what they’d done to help the people around them. This includes writing letters and raising money for ones that need it. It’s incredible that we do this because of all the terrible things that happen in the world today.

What drives you to help others?

 I’m driven to help others because of how I feel when I hear something horrible happen to the ones I love like losing their homes or losing a love one. It just makes me want to do whatever I can to help.

What are your future plans and goals?

My future plans and goals are to go to a good college and find a career that I would love to do; where I can put my skills to good use.

What are your goals for the Letters to Hope club?

My goals for the Letters to Hope club are to expand in the amount of members I have at my school and to find more projects that could motivate people to keep on going. 

Alhambra

High School Officers

Gabby Aung

Vice-President

Prasumi Chand

Secretary

Janet Virk

Treasurer

Gabby Panelo

Historian

Natalie Benedith

Activity Coordinator