Hi, I am Mahi Tomar. I am a senior at the Village High School in Houston TX. I invite you to view this page to get a better understanding of the non-academic side of my life journey.

Non-Academic Interests

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Art Gallery – Few of the Sketches and paintings I created

Some of my Vocal and Guitar Performances

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It has been a tough year for everybody but impact has been unevenly distributed. Families whose children go to schools like Brookline Elementary carry much higher psychological and financial berdon of Covid than many others. I had the opportunity to support them in this trying time in a small way… by giving them masks so they would be less likely to be a carrier and spreader:

https://twitter.com/BrooklinePto/status/1296987968037625856

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Happy to give them another 100 masks. Hope I made some contribution to minimizing the risks to children, families, school teachers, and the staff. Very satisfying to serve them. In the process, I also improved my stitching skills:

https://twitter.com/BrooklinePto/status/1313980004183740416

Cross Country

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For my middle school, I went to TH Rogers in Houston TX. The school runs a GT Vanguard program and in parallel, it also runs a program for children who are deaf or are multiply challenged due to various conditions. There I got a chance to work with and help disadvantaged children.

In the summer after my 9th grade, I was looking for an opportunity to connect with children in the at-risk communities.  I applied to the iEducate program and got chance to support a Lead Teacher and help create curriculum for the summer.  For some persoanl reason, the lead teacher who I was suppirting could not be available for majority of the 8weeks. Seeing these innocent 3rd and 4th graders make progress over just a matter of weeks was immensely satisfyring for me. In that summer, I realized how even a teeanager can impact the major inequities that exist in our society by working with one-child-at-a-time.

Reading

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Reading has been a big part of my intellectual growth.  My mom got me into it very early and I happed to go to schools where it was rewarded in various ways. From 2nd grade at Barbara Bush Elementary through 8th grade in the TH Rogers, I was captain of the Name-That-Book teams. Reading dipped in High School because of the course loads and priorities but prior to that I read probably a few books a week on average. One of the proudest moment of my life was to win the Spelling Bee competition for the Houston Independent School District which had 84 middle schools. Representing my District at Texas Regional Competition was immense honor for me.

Giving Back/Volunteering Interests

Teaching & Mentoring (iEducate)

For my middle school, I went to TH Rogers in Houston TX. The school runs a GT Vanguard program and in parallel, it also runs a program for children who are deaf or are multiply challenged due to various conditions. There I got a chance to work with and help disadvantaged children.

In the summer after my 9th grade, I was looking for an opportunity to connect with children in the at-risk communities.  I applied to the iEducate program and got chance to support a Lead Teacher and help create curriculum for the summer.  For some persoanl reason, the lead teacher who I was suppirting could not be available for majority of the 8weeks. Seeing these innocent 3rd and 4th graders make progress over just a matter of weeks was immensely satisfyring for me. In that summer, I realized how even a teeanager can impact the major inequities that exist in our society by working with one-child-at-a-time.

Fund-Raising for LLS (Lukemia & Lymphoma Society)

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I am honored to say that I am a candidate for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Students of the Year national fundraising campaign. There are 41 national campaigns comprised of incredible students, competing for the title of “Student of the Year”. I am writing today to ask for your support in helping LLS.

The Students of the Year campaign is a six-week initiative in which local high school students participate in a fundraising competition. The campaign kicks off on January 19th, and culminates with a grand finale celebration on March 2nd. The candidate who raises the most money at the end of the six weeks is named “Student of the Year”.

Why did I decide to do this? Because I believe in LLS’s mission: to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. The main way to do this is to raise money for more research. Clinical trials are a critical step towards finding a cure. One clinical trial alone can cost $30 million.

This campaign has already taught me to be more independent and pushed me to step out of my comfort zone to talk with potential donors. This campaign is a job, but it doesn’t feel like work!

Every donation counts and with hope and support, I truly believe we can move a step closer to a cure so no parent, sibling or friend ever has to see their family member suffer again.

Aside from donations, we would love to hear from you or someone you know who would be willing to donate goods or services for auction items, sponsorships or tickets/tables to the Grand Finale Celebration on Friday, March 2ndPlease note: your donations are tax deductible. Large or small, your contribution to this worthy effort will be greatly appreciated.

For more information about LLS, please visit LLS.org, and if you would like more information please feel free to email me: <insert email>

On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere I thank you for your support!

Sincerely,

Mahi Tomar

2018 Student of the Year Candidate

Link to LLS webpage: https://events.lls.org/txg/HoustonSOY2018/mtomar

COVID – 19: Mask Stitching and Donation

It has been a tough year for everybody but impact has been unevenly distributed. Families whose children go to schools like Brookline Elementary carry much higher psychological and financial berdon of Covid than many others. I had the opportunity to support them in this trying time in a small way… by making  masks for them so they would be less likely to be a carrier and spreader:

https://twitter.com/BrooklinePto/status/1296987968037625856

Happy to make another 100 masks for them. Hope I made some contribution to minimizing the risks to children, families, school teachers, and the staff. Very satisfying to serve them. In the process, I also improved my stitching skills:

https://twitter.com/BrooklinePto/status/1313980004183740416

Fund Raising for Orphan Children

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It has been a tough year for everybody but impact has been unevenly distributed. Families whose children go to schools like Brookline Elementary carry much higher psychological and financial berdon of Covid than many others. I had the opportunity to support them in this trying time in a small way… by making  masks for them so they would be less likely to be a carrier and spreader:

https://twitter.com/BrooklinePto/status/1296987968037625856

Hospitals/Medicine Research

It has been a tough year for everybody but impact has been unevenly distributed. Families whose children go to schools like Brookline Elementary carry much higher psychological and financial berdon of Covid than many others. I had the opportunity to support them in this trying time in a small way… by making  masks for them so they would be less likely to be a carrier and spreader:

https://twitter.com/BrooklinePto/status/1296987968037625856

General Volunteering (Presidential Awards)

It has been a tough year for everybody but impact has been unevenly distributed. Families whose children go to schools like Brookline Elementary carry much higher psychological and financial berdon of Covid than many others. I had the opportunity to support them in this trying time in a small way… by making  masks for them so they would be less likely to be a carrier and spreader:

https://twitter.com/BrooklinePto/status/1296987968037625856

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