Top graduates: Sandhya Kumar - Mayo High School
Sandhya Kumar isn’t waiting to graduate college before getting involved in public policy. She didn’t even wait until she was done with high school.
Kumar worked as a member of the Rochester-Olmsted Youth Commission, which then gave her the opportunity to attend the National League of Cities meeting in Washington, D.C. where she joined the National League of Cities’ Youth, Education, and Families Council, National Merit as a youth member.
“I think a lot of youth issues get overlooked because youth don’t have a big seat at the table,” Kumar said. “Youth should be a part of the government and youth should have a say.”