MEET THE TEAM
Annabel Prokopy is a sophomore at WLHS. She helped to found the climate strike team and enjoys meeting other activists through the platform. She is passionate about building a resilient community and hopes to inspire others to take action wherever they live. Outside of the climate team, she runs cross country.
Abby joined the WL Climate Strike Committee in May of 2019. Seeing how a global issue has unified such a wide variety of young people is what she values most from her experience on the team. She also admires her fellow team members’ positive attitude for the future because it is what motivates her to strive for the same.
Ethan Bledsoe is a sophomore at WLHS. He is on the Academic Super Bowl and Science Olympiad Teams. He also enjoys conducting environmental research at Purdue University. Ethan helps lead events and is the spokesperson for speeches at most climate strike events.
Anna Pinto is a freshmen at West Lafayette High School. She is a part of the West Lafayette music programs. Anna enjoys playing the flute, listening to music, and striving to live more sustainably. She is an activist for the WL Climate Team.
Lily Shen is a sophomore at West Lafayette Jr/Sr High School. She enjoys playing music and making plans for climate strike events.
Katharine is a sophomore at WLHS who is an active member of her school's REACH and UNICEF clubs. She loves to sing in her free time. Katharine enjoys planning and attending strikes and community events with the WLHS climate team.to the forefront in helping our organization grow and succeed.
Siya Goel is a sophomore at WLHS. She is a debater, member of the robotics team, and a girl scout. She is also involved in clubs like student council, HOSA, and REACH. Siya is an activist and speaker on the WLHS climate team.
Annica is a sophomore at WLHS. She plays for the school's tennis team and loves to draw and listen to music in her free time. Annica does just about anything art-related for the climate committee.
Zayne Shalabi is a sophomore at West Lafayette High School. She plays viola in the Wabash Valley Youth Symphony. In addition to her music extracurriculars, she enjoys writing and watching films in her free time. Zayne loves being a part of the West Lafayette Climate Committee, and is their video editor.
Kylie Reif is a sophomore at WLHS. She is on the soccer, basketball and track team. She also enjoys writing and painting in her free time. Kylie is the photographer for the WLHS climate team.
Molly Edwards is a freshman at WLHS. In her free time she enjoys marching in the school band and participating in theater. She MCs climate events.
Margaret Prokopy is a sophomore at West Lafayette Jr/Sr High School. She enjoys competing on the tennis team and chess club. She loves working with the others in the climate strike group to plan events
Gabriela Weiner is a sophomore at WLHS. She is on the school volleyball team, and participates in the school band and orchestra. In her free time, she enjoys writing and listening to music. Gabriela has helped the team organize the strikes.
Ann Alekseenko is a sophomore at West side. She enjoys photography and reading. Ann also is on the school volleyball team.
Amelia Simpson is class of 2021 at WLHS. She is involved in cross country and track, as well as West Side Unified and Unified Track. She got involved in the climate team with the hope of informing the public about our mission and of making the world a more sustainable place - let's do just that!
Elina Gorenstein is in the class of 2023 at WLHS. She's a photographer and a dancer with the Purdue Latin and Ballroom Dance Team. Not pictured is her trusty camera, which accompanies her almost everywhere. In her free time, Elina loves to sing, read, and get outside!
Johnathon Siskind is in the class of 2022 at WLHS. He participates in robotics and debate outside of school, along with playing the alto saxophone. He loves to build and tinker on his own time, and dreams of someday becoming a real life Tony Stark.