Topher, a student from Three Rivers Community College, was selected based on his promotion of and participation in Fresh Check Day and his advocacy for mental health issues on his campus.
Topher is a passionate advocate for LGBT students and mental health in college students, and is the President of his Student Government, using his voice on campus to create important awareness initiatives like Bully Awareness Week.
He was a key member of the Fresh Check Day planning committee, coordinating student organization participation, and as the President of SIGMA on campus, hosted an interactive booth.
He was an ambassador of mental health at Fresh Check Day, greeting students, directing them to booths that matched their interests, and getting people excited to talk about mental health. He even gave a tour of Fresh Check Day to Senator Osten and the President of Three Rivers Community College.
In addition to his work at Three Rivers, Topher traveled to Washington, D.C. this past summer with the Garrett Lee Smith Suicide Prevention Grant staff for their annual conference, participating in the Young Leaders in Mental Health track.