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Riya Ashok

+%E2%80%9CId+say+my+biggest+accomplishment+was+founding+the+Indian+Club+with+my+best+friend.+I+%5Bmost+proud+of+it%5D%2C+because+it+is+the+only+thing+that+Ive+done+here+at+West+that+has+proved+that+I+care+about+my+identity%2C+culture%2C+that+I+care+about+other+people+who+might+struggle+with+the+same+%5Bstruggles+as+me%5D%2C+and+who+may+want+a+place+to+come+and+build+a+community.+So+that+was+the+first+time+that+I+actually+created+something+%5Bthat%5D+I+deeply+wanted+to+create.+I+wanted+to+%5Bmake%5D+an+Indian+Club+because+I+wanted+to+consolidate+a+safe+space+for+people+who+struggled+with+their+identity+in+school+%5Band%5D+may+have+formerly+faced+some+sort+of+bias+because+of+their+identity.+%5BMy+purpose+behind+making+the+club+rooted+from%5D+wanting+to+learn+more+about+the+history+of+India+and+being+super+interested+in+learning+about+a+lot+of+the+forgotten+history.%E2%80%9D+-+Riya+Ashok%2C+12
Mahiya Pallipat
“I’d say my biggest accomplishment was founding the Indian Club with my best friend. I [most proud of it], because it is the only thing that I’ve done here at West that has proved that I care about my identity, culture, that I care about other people who might struggle with the same [struggles as me], and who may want a place to come and build a community. So that was the first time that I actually created something [that] I deeply wanted to create. I wanted to [make] an Indian Club because I wanted to consolidate a safe space for people who struggled with their identity in school [and] may have formerly faced some sort of bias because of their identity. [My purpose behind making the club rooted from] wanting to learn more about the history of India and being super interested in learning about a lot of the forgotten history.” – Riya Ashok, 12
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    PraneethaFeb 2, 2024 at 8:25 pm

    Good job Mahiya!!

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