Veronica Lewis, 16, Founder of Valor Para Todos is a ninth grader from Georgetown High School. Veronica has been a Girl Scout for 6 years and is currently serving on the Girl Scout Leadership Team of Eastern MA. Her interests are music, robotics and inventing. She won First Place Team Score in the First LEGO Regional Robotics competition this year and 4 First place awards for her "Stair Treker" invention at the Invention Convention in March. She will present her invention at the U.S Trade and Patent office in Washington, D.C. for the Stemie NICEE Convention later month. Veronica is a Blues & Boogie Woogie piano player and singer. She won the Granite State Blues Society Youth Blues Musician of 2015, 2016 & 2017 and performed at the 32nd annual International Blues Challenge on Beale Street in Memphis TN. Veronica will be performing at the 2017 New England Blues Summit, Barnful of Blues and will be returning to perform in the 34rd International Blues Challenge in 2018.
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Ariel Kim, 14, Founding Member of Valor Para Todos is a eighth grader from Jericho High School, and has been a Girl Scout for 4 years. Her interests are fencing, flute, art, foreign languages, and academic competitions. She achieved the Silver Key via the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards sponsored by the Boston Globe and School of Museum of Fine Arts (Boston). She was won numerous art and writing awards via the CREST Appleseed and Applesauce magazines for the past 4 years. She is a flute player on the Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestra. Finally, she is a competitive fencer and is a member of the Tanner City Fencing Club.
Melia Vega is a 10th grader at Georgetown Middle High School. Melia is High Honor student since 6th grade and has been awarded Spanish student of the month along with various other academic awards. Melia’s passion for community service not only shines through in her work with Valor Para Todos, but also in her efforts with “His Provisions” food pantry, as a summer camp counselor for children with disabilities, and organizing a book drive for the Madoua School in Niger, Africa. Melia’s passion for music is demonstrated in her first chair position as saxophonist for the GMHS Pep, Marching, Concert and jazz band. Melia is a 1st generation American, a daughter of Mexican immigrants whose has shared her language skills and love for her heritage with the children of Valor Para Todos. Melia recently traveled to Mexico representing Valor Para Todos as the Ambassador to Mexico. While there she garnered the support of a new school in Mexico City. Melia is a member of the Key Club, SADD club, plays soccer as a MVP and is the Captain of the Quiz show team and President of the Decathlon Club.
Morgan Johnson, 13 Founding Member of Valor Para Todos, is a eighth grade Honor Roll student who attends Masconomet Middle School, in Boxford. She is working towards her 3rd Degree Black Belt at Buzz Durkin Karate School and is a part of their S.T.O.R.M. Program where she mentors and teaches younger students in karate. Morgan loves music and singing and is working with special needs students, by modeling activities, learning music, singing and supporting the students with encouragement and a positive attitude at The Real School of Music in North Andover Ma. Morgan plays the flute and enjoys Acting, Art, Science, History, Math and Horseback Riding. Morgan won 3rd place, at the Deerfield Fair Horse Show, riding for Taylor River Farm. Morgan is a Cadette in the Girl Scouts and has been part of the Girl Scouts for 4 years