Senior Rajees Varghese is a member of NHS and the co-president of the German NHS. He also does lots of volunteer work and other activities in and out of school.
In the German NHS, Varghese is in charge of organizing events and meetings, and making sure everyone is equally participating in activities and is equally represented.
“He involves himself with a lot of different groups and he’s really helpful,” said Senior NHS president Juanita Bell, “He has a sense of humor and creative ideas.”
Varghese and the rest of NHS take part in a number of civil service activities like Make a Difference Day, and volunteer work at soup kitchens.
“He’s dedicated, and he’s intelligent,” said senior NHS member Natalie Reinhart. “When he’s talking, you can tell he really cares.”
NHS wasn’t the only activity Varghese was involved in. Over the summer, sometimes over spring break and every other weekend he works with Professor Jeff Henderson at Washington University, helping research and clone DNA in Wash-U’s lab.
Although NHS offers a number of civil service opportunities, Varghese regularly volunteers on the Cardinal Carberry campus at the Cardinal Ritter Senior Services Center on Watson Road. Varghese talks to, aids and plays games with senior citizens at Cardinal Ritter.
Although he spends much of his time volunteering, Varghese hopes to get into either the field of medicine or of engineering, and plans to attend SLU, Columbia or Wash-U for his college education.