(Gnadenhutten, Ohio) – Local high school senior is appointed to serve on the Ohio Attorney General’s Teen Ambassador Board.
The Indian Valley Local School district has confirmed that senior, Vanessa Sandars has been selected to serve on the board. The Ohio Attorney General’s Teen Ambassador Board consists of students from public, private, home, and charter schools throughout Ohio. Board members serve a one-year term and have the opportunity to meet with Attorney General DeWine and visit our Columbus office.
They will also be invited to attend events around the state throughout the year, will learn about important issues facing Ohio and its families, and hear from other officials and staff members. In the past, students have met with members of the Ohio Supreme Court and the Ohio legislature and discussed the opioid epidemic Ohio is facing.
Officials have also provided presentations on professionalism in the workplace and discussed how to recognize Human Trafficking, what to watch for so they do not become victims themselves, and what can be done to help those who have already been victimized.
Vanessa was nominated by School Counselor Keeley Coachman due to her gifts in leadership and public speaking. Mrs. Coachman witnessed Vanessa emerge as a leader in part due to her participation in “I Believe.” She has been an active Indian Valley participant in I Believe since her sophomore year. iBelieve’s mission is to provide opportunities to Appalachian youth for the development of 21st Century Skills such as leadership, communication, and problem-solving.
Their ambitious goal is to increase collegiate attendance and retention in the Appalachian communities of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Vanessa also participates in Student Council, Drama Club, and National Honor Society, and she was honored to have been selected as a delegate for Girls State this summer. Vanessa is the daughter of Melissa Campbell and Gale Sanders of Port Washington