Varun Mondaiyka is a junior at Shaker High School. He is a trained storyteller and has performed in prestigious events like The Clearwater Festival and The Old Songs Festival.He performs in various community places like retirement homes, churches, mosques, synagogues, and temples, and currently a coach at ‘Children at the Well’, training youth in the art of storytelling. For his continued involvement in community welfare he was interviewed in the Times Union. Varun is also a Boy Scout who enjoys giving back to the community. In his free time he passes time through robotics, reading and spending time with family and dog, Buddy.