High School Council
JoaQuinn Griffin is currently a senior at Ben Davis High School. He plans to attend college at Purdue University or IU Bloomington to major in Pediatrics while also minoring in Communication. As a student at Ben Davis High School, JoaQuinn has been involved in a plethora of activities, such as being a Student Athletic Trainer and an intern with the Ben Davis Athletic Department. While also being the President of Show Choir at his school, JoaQuinn is a member of the National Honor Society. He is also a 4-year member of Giant Kings and is a loyal member of the Ben Davis Gospel Club. JoaQuinn is a strong leader at his school, who believes he can make a change, starting with gun violence as he knows the effect of such behavior.
Destiny is a very active and an engaged student who is known for her ability to hold not only herself but her peers accountable to the excellence she believes they all possess. Currently, Destiny is a member of the Ben Davis Sounds and Purple Aires performing arts choirs. Destiny holds a 3.5 GPA, is a member of the Indianapolis Urban League “Project Ready Program,” A.V.I.D., Football, and Basketball manager, Best Buddies Club officer, Ben Davis Stu Crew, Varsity Track & Field, Gospel Club, and a HOST Mentor. Destiny was most recently inducted into the National Honor Society for her strong leadership and academic skill, character and overall service she is well on her way. Upon graduation, Destiny plans to attend Tennessee State University or Ball State University where she will major in Sports Management and minor in Business Administration. Her professional goal is to become a Sports Agent assisting underrepresented athletes with obtaining their dreams and goals.
Hayden Redelman is a senior at Bishop Chatard High School, where he is involved in Model United Nations, leads their Social Justice Club, serves as head of publicity for Bishop Chatard Theatre, and is a member of National Honor Society. Additionally, he plays volleyball, is a BCHS Ambassador, and is a member of Retreat Team. Since June 2018, Hayden has served on the Indianapolis Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council (MYLC) and is currently co-chair of the Action Committee. In December 2018, Hayden was appointed by Rep. Phil GiaQuinta to the Indiana Legislative Youth Advisory Council (ILYAC). Per Indiana statute, the ILYAC advises the Indiana General Assembly on issues that pertain to Hoosier youth. While he is unsure of his future plans, Hayden anticipates that he will study political science in college, and hopes to continue and build upon his current involvement in government and politics.
Carly Waggoner is a 15-year-old Sophomore at Warren Central High School. She is active with many clubs at her school such as Student Council, Just Say No, and We LIVE, as well as a member of the Tyler Clementi Foundation. She's also helped out with organizing a magazine that is based on stories around the community, and she finds herself helping local firefighters for a three-day camp where kids learn about being a firefighter. Carly is also a member of her school’s basketball and school softball team. When she’s not involved with school sports, Carly spends her time playing AAU ball. Through her sports team, Carly has previously helped out with multiple Thanksgiving dinners, where the team passes out food to families in need. Aside from athletics, Carly is considering to be a Physical Therapist, ultimately directing her to major in Exercise Science.
Tyson discovered We LIVE through his sister, who happens to be one of the founding members. Tyson loved what the organization stood for so he instantly knew he wanted to join the organization and its mission. Tyson found himself getting involved during his sophomore year and already felt welcomed by Brandon and so many more involved with the group. Aside from volunteering with We LIVE, Tyson often finds himself volunteering at local shelters. Tyson is also a member of the Warren Central’s Boys Track and Field Team. Tyson has aspirations of one day studying Psychology and possibly becoming a lawyer.