Loveland Beacon joins Indian Hill Schools in welcoming Indian Hill High School senior Vandita Rastogi as a Journalism Intern in the District Communications Department. Vandita will be sharing stories from Indian Hill with our Loveland Beacon readers too.
By Vandita Rastogi, Student-Journalist, Indian Hill High School
INDIAN HILL, OH (September 15, 2020) – My name is Vandita Rastogi, and I am a current senior at Indian Hill High School.
Like many, I am a proud Brave. But this hasn’t always been my home. I was born in India, and have since then moved many times to Texas and Illinois, before finally calling Cincinnati a new home. Through these experiences, I have been able to observe many different cultures and traditions which has opened my eyes to the diversity around us.
I’ve seen through the eyes of society the passion and the spirit within each celebration, something that isn’t lost at Indian Hill.
This atmosphere has allowed me to become involved in various clubs such as DECA, Chieftain, National Honor Society, Red Cross, and Indian Hill Serves. It has also allowed me to create a space for like-minded individuals to capture the essence of community beyond the bubble of the school. I created the Students Making Individual Lives Enjoyable (S.M.I.L.E.) club in my sophomore year as a platform to spread empathy and compassion within my peers for the society around them. Through the club, we’ve been able to work with senior citizens, the underserved families, and those struggling with homelessness.
Passion can mean many things. While my passion took me on a path of community service and civic engagement, the students at Indian Hill have found other grounds on which to pursue their interests. Stay tuned as I explore the passions of these high school students and how their club and activities have made a lasting impact, not only on themselves but on their community as well!
LOOK FOR MORE STORIES FROM VANDITA IN SCHOOLS ON LOVELAND BEACON. Welcome aboard Vandita! Thank you for your willingness to contribute.