Ariela Robinson

New West Charter School
Los Angeles, CA

Ariela grew up in Los Angeles, California. Her love for animals began early, and she has adopted two dogs and two cats. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering at her local animal shelters, rescues, and fostering pets. Her additional interests include art, photography, and baking. She has been involved in Girl Scouts since 2nd grade and serves as a GAB (Girl Advisory Board) member for GSGLA. She is also a proud Ambassador for NSHSS and a member of NAHS (National Art Honors Society) and NHS (National Honors Society). She founded a 501(c)(3) non-profit, Reducing Animal Stress, in June 2023, based on her Girl Scout projects. The main goal of Reducing Animal Stress is to support animal shelters and rescues and reduce the amount of animals stuck in overcrowded Los Angeles shelters. Her work has earned numerous awards, including the NSHSS 2023 Be More Fund, a recognition from the City of Los Angeles, a grant from Westside Neighborhood Council, the President's Gold Volunteer Servi6ce Award, and much more. She is also featured in many news outlets, including Argonaut News, Best Friends Magazine, Animal Wellness Magazine, Girl Scout Blog, and Spectrum News.

Scholarships Awarded in 2024: NSHSS 18 Under 18 Award

The NSHSS 18 Under 18 Award recognizes NSHSS members under 18 with the most influential leadership qualities.