Miss Northern Suburbs' Outstanding Teen 2012
As a trilingual student who has visited over 30 states and 8 countries, Isha Jog is always eager for the next adventure. She won the title of Miss Northern Suburbs' Outstanding Teen 2012 and placed as first runner up to Miss Illinois' Outstanding Teen 2012. She also placed first runner up to National American Miss Illinois Teen 2012. She was featured on the cover of the nationally distributed "Tiara Magazine."
|Isha Jog with State Representative Fred Cresp|
Isha is very passionate about volunteering and won these volunteer awards:
- Village of Hoffman Estates "Great Citizen Award"
- Governor's Volunteer Service Award from Illinois Governor Pat Quinn
- Nedra Stewart Community Service Award
- Miss Illinois Outstanding Teen 2012 Community Service Award
- Daily Herald's "Suburban Standout"
Christamas in New Orleans
Last year, Isha founded "Holiday Heroes" a non-profit teen volunteer organization that performs community service projects during several holidays throughout the year.
- She collected over 700 Valentine's Day cards and goodies for senior citizens at Friendship Village
- Distributed 500 canned goods to the Willow Creek food pantry, as part of her Halloween Against Hunger campaign
- Served dinner and taught dance to at-risk children at a youth center on Christmas Day
- On National Read Across America Day, she organized Dr. Seuss motivational reading presentations for students in three District 54 schools.
Halloween Against Hunger
If that's not impressive enough, how about the fact that she did this while maintaining a stellar G.P.A and involved with the following extracurriculars:
- Student Council Vice President
- 2011 - 2013 D.A.R.E. America Youth Advisory Board Illinois Representative
- 2012 - 2013 Schaumburg Township District Library Student Advisory Trustee
- Orchesis Dance Team Captain
- Business Professionals of America Nationals - 4th place in Speech Event
Isha became a cultural ambassador for Indian Culture through her classical Kathak training at Indian Dance school. With this title she has performed at over 150 different venues in the Chicago and Schaumburg area, performing at charity dinners and fundraisers while educating the American public on the classical art of Indian dance.
Oh yeah, she also spent three days as an extra on set for DHOOM 3!!!
Isha, way to give meaning to a "full schedule!"
Isha Jog's Website
Holiday Heroes Website