Being a youth leader is SRSLY the best honor ever for Ananth Ghosh. The high school student was honored by CADCA recently as its 2016 Outstanding Youth Leader.
The Outstanding Youth Award recognizes an outstanding young person for service to a coalition and preventing substance abuse.
Ananth, 17, accepted his award during CADCA’s 26th annual National Leadership Forum to a standing ovation. He told the crowd of coalition leaders about how he was bullied as an elementary school student and applied his insecurity into action.