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This month we highlight two Northfield High School students serving on this year’s Youth Advisory Board: Oliver Deines and Krish Vipani, both juniors.
If you’ve attended any of our special events in the last few months, you’ve likely seen these guys helping out, chatting with guests, talking about their involvement with Young Americans, and interacting with our young program participants.
Oliver’s family moved to Denver from a small town in Kansas when he was in middle school. He quickly adapted to his new environment and has enjoyed meeting new people and trying new things, including playing Varsity Soccer and starting a chess club to unite students from diverse backgrounds around a common interest. Oliver is also a founding member and Vice President of DECA at his high school. In his first year competing, he placed in the top 25 in the nation.
Outside of school, Oliver runs his own lawncare business and he recently finished a paid internship with United Airlines in their Business Operations Department.
Krish, also a member of DECA, was an International Finalist as part of the Financial Services Team Decision Making Event, competing in front of 20,000 people at the Mercedes Benz Stadium. Krish is also the founder and president of the Finance Club at Northfield. He started investing in stocks during the pandemic with earnings from his summer job and he happily shares his knowledge with others.
Krish also developed a fondness for tennis during the pandemic, and now plays Varsity Doubles Tennis. After adopting a year-round training routine, he advanced to regional semifinals last year. He hopes to earn a regional championship this Spring.
Both Oliver and Krish are well-versed in investments and finance and recently appeared as guests on the new Money Smarts for Kids podcast to discuss types of investments and how kids can become investors.
Both of these young men bring unique and valuable perspectives to the Youth Advisory Board and exhibit the type of leadership qualities that will serve them well in their future endeavors.