Meet Our Chapter Leaders
Chapter Leader: Larisa Draaisma
Hello! My name is Larisa Draaisma and I became involved with the Lifting Hearts with the Arts program halfway through my Junior year at Grand Rapids Christian High School. Some of my personal projects or hobbies are illustrating a book, working with my school’s greenhouse, and rock climbing. I love talking about movies and books as well as caring for plants!
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Volunteer Coordinator: Lily Nykamp
Heyo, I’m Lily Nykamp and I’m the volunteer coordinator for the Michigan Lifting Hearts with the Arts program. I’m a current Junior at Grand Rapids Christian High. Personally, I love meeting new people, trying foods from other cultures, reading manga and watching anime.
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Scheduling Coordinator: Laurel Childress
Hey! I am Laurel, a junior at Grand Rapids Christian High School. I love drawing and watching movies and I’m always happy to explore new interests! I’m currently working on a few books I plan to get published and can help with planning, scheduling, and anything else that might be needed!
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Treasurer: Briana VanderVelde
¡Hola! Me llamo, Briana. I’m a junior at Grand Rapids Christian High School, and treasurer for the Michigan chapter of LHA. I currently have two part time jobs, but if I’m not working, I love to paint, play piano, ski, and rocklimb. My favorite subjects are math and art, but I love learning about subjects that apply into the real world, like economics. I am glad I have the opportunity to take part in LHA, and work together with my peers.
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