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Dhruv Rebba-KC9ZJX, 14-year-old high school freshman (student of Associates Degree in Computer Science) at Normal Community High School, Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, USA. Dhruv got a Ham Radio Technician license when he was 9 years old.  October 23, 2017 Dhruv was the Lead Control Operator for an ARISS (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station) contact that he initiated, where students from his school, Chiddix Junior High School, got the once in a lifetime opportunity to talk to on board Astronaut Joe Acaba on the International Space Station.  Dhruv received Young Achievers Award for 2016 & 2017 from the Radio Club of America for presenting at the Dayton International “Hamvention” youth Forum by Carol Perry in Dayton, Ohio.  Dhruv holds Ham Radio awareness programs every time he visits India, in order to promote the enthusiasm for technology, and to include more people into the vast fields of study that Ham Radio has. Dhruv attended 2015-HamTech, Andaman Island DXPedition, provided Ham radio awareness to school students at Andaman Kendriya Vidyalaya at school assembly. Given ham Radio awareness programs at NIAR, Hyderabad, ISRO students with Indian Institute of Hams Bangalore and students at ZPHS School, NP Kunta, Andhra Pradesh.
Section Youth Coordinator
Maintain a current assessment of active youth amateur radio operators in the section, including those involved within clubs, Scouting and other youth organizations, and schools.         Provide youth related ideas and resources to amateur radio clubs and individuals within the section.  Collaborate with the Affiliated Club Coordinator to assess youth activity with ARRL affiliated clubs; provide resources and ideas as needed; encourage youth-related program and activities within clubs. Collaborate with other Section Youth Coordinators in other ARRL sections to exchange new ideas
The SYC is recomended by the Section Manager
Dhruv Rebba  (KC9ZJX)     KC9ZJX@ARRL.net
Dhruv does a profusion of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) events that have to do with robotics. They got the Champions Award, and the Best Project Award in the FIRST LEGO® League robotics competitions. Dhruv is currently in FRC (FIRST Robotics Challenge) Team MetalCow, and they make 150-pound robots from scratch every winter in 6 ½ weeks. Dhruv is in the judging panel at the 4-H State Robotics Competition and FLL regionals and State competitions.