Iris Robare is a junior at the Gladstone High School. She is on the varsity track and cross country team. She broke the fresh/soph school record in long jump. She has been a student of ballet for 7 years. She is on the honor roll, a member of National Honor Society, in student council, and is a 3 year member of Youth in Government. She represented the Upper Peninsula at the 2014 state conference for the position of Youth Governor. She is focused on obtaining a career as either a teacher or lobbyist focusing on mental health policies. One of her passions is spreading knowledge and awareness of mental health issues in teens. She believes that many teens feel alone in their thoughts and feelings when they believe they are different for a negative reason. She feels there is a stigma against mental illness. She wants to help teens feel empowered to overcome whatever their biggest worry or fear is in life, so they do not feel the need to hide their problems for an overall sense of belonging.