GNADENHUTTEN — Officials of the Indian Valley Local School District said they are pleased to announce that Vanessa Sanders, a senior at Indian Valley, has been appointed to serve on the Ohio Attorney General’s Teen Ambassador Board.

The Ohio Attorney General’s Teen Ambassador Board consists of students from public, private, home and charter schools throughout Ohio. Board members serve a one-year term and have the opportunity to meet with Ohio Atty. General Mike DeWine and visit his Columbus office. They will also be invited to attend events around the state, learn about important issues facing Ohio and its families and hear from other officials and staff members. In the past, students have met with members of the Ohio Supreme Court and the Ohio legislature and discussed the opioid epidemic Ohio is facing. The program has also provided presentations on professionalism in the workplace and discussed how to recognize human trafficking; what to watch for so they do not become victims and what can be done to help those who have already been victimized.

Vanessa was nominated by School Counselor Keeley Coachman due to her gifts in leadership and public speaking. Mrs. Coachman said she observed Vanessa emerge as a leader in part due to her participation in "I Believe." Vanessa has been an active participant in "I Believe" since her sophomore year. Vanessa also participates in Student Council, Drama Club and National Honor Society. She was also selected as a delegate for Buckeye Girls State this summer.

She is the daughter of Melissa Campbell and Gale Sanders of Port Washington.