Wendy Dong


Wendy Dong is a 19 year old sophomore at the University of Michigan. At Adams High School, she was a member of student council, council of the Freshman Mentor Program, National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, Rochester's Youth Action Committee, and a captain of the varsity swim and state team. Her passion for volunteer and leadership services began at a young age when she first helped out at a summer camp and served on the Executive Board of student council at her middle school. Since then, she has become more actively involved in her community by volunteering at local soup kitchens and senior living facilities. After attending Stanford's Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes in 2015 and 2017, she discovered a way to make the leap to achieve her goals of giving more to help others.

Wendy hopes through this effort, it will make a difference in the lives and areas surrounding her.

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Audrey Thedford

Executive Board Member

Audrey Thedford is a 16 year old junior at Rochester Adams High School. She is passionate about volleyball and is a part of the Adams Volleyball program. Audrey is also an active member of Adams Student Council, Diversity Club, National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, and Link Leaders. Outside of school, she participates in a Youth Leadership Program called Jack and Jill of America inc. Audrey also loves volunteering at her local soup kitchens and at the Pontiac Library Children’s Reading Program. As seen through her involvement, she loves to channel her work ethic both inside and outside of school and establish personal relationships through her diverse extra curricular activities.

Audrey enjoys serving her community and is more than excited to be involved in the "For Brighter Days" organization.



William Darah

Executive Board member

William Darah is a 16 year old junior at Adams High School. He is passionate about photography, equal education, and politics. He is a member of his school’s Diversity Club and Student Council. Will enjoys volunteering at his church; he actively works alongside children and helps them plan their performances for the church services. One of his greatest efforts is helping those in need in his local community. He and his family frequently volunteer at local soup kitchens and donate to charities such as The Salvation Army and The Ronald McDonald House Charities. This year, he looks forward to joining Rochester Adams’ National Honor Society and focusing his involvement in Student Council to be more centralized on addressing all of the needs of people in his community.

William is eager to give back to his community and be a part of the "For Brighter Days" family.