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High school students shine

Compiled/partly written by Suzanne Sen Email Compiled/partly written by Suzanne Sen
June 2017
High school students shine

Jyot Batra (leftplans to attend Yale University; Aditya Santoki (rightplans to attend Duke—both Gwinnett School of Math, Science, and Technology seniors earned QuestBridge Scholarships and will have their entire college career paid in full.









Zainab Siddiqui (left) of Stratford Academy, Macon, received a $15,000 scholarship from Mercer University.




Sahana Shridhar (right) was on the team from the Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology (GSMST) that won the 2017 WorldQuest Global Affairs Tournament in Nashville, Tennessee and went on to the 2017 Academic WorldQuest National Competition in Washington D.C. in April. The team game tests high school students’ knowledge about such topics as current events, global megacities, peace and conflict, the EU, Turkey, China, combatting infectious diseases, and women in technology. Students also spent two days touring venues including the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, the Brookings think-tank, and the Capitol, and they met with Congressman John Lewis.

Maham Godil and Sanisha Shah of Peachtree Ridge High School won 1st place in Independent Business Plan and 2nd place in Principles of Marketing, respectively, at the Georgia DECA competition, earning them spots at the DECA International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, California in April. The conference work helps prepare high school and college students to be emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management.

Georgia Scholars are high school seniors who exhibit excellence in all phases of school life, in community activities, and in the home. See ​below for some of our students who have been honored, as well as some of our Valedictorians (1st in Class) and Salutatorians (2nd in Class).

Website Bonus Feature

Academic WorldQuest National Competition:
http://www.worldaffairscouncils.org/2011/main/home.cfm?database=programs&Category=AcademicWorldQuest&Section=Academic WorldQuest 2016-2017

Georgia Scholars: Gwinnett students earning this state recognition include:
Brookwood HS: Arjuna Karikaran, Sharan Ravigopal, Havilah Ravula
Collins Hill High: Keerthi Ramachandran
Parkview High: Jasmine Anickat, Ramisa Murshed, Sandhya Ramachandran
Shiloh High: Mehul Mehr

Gwinnett Valedictorians (1st in Class) and Salutatorians (2nd in Class) included
Shahrik Punja, Collins Hill HS (S)
Sabarish Sainathan (V) & Kyle Patel (S) at GSMST
Mohamad-Baasim Rehan, Mill Creek HS (V)
Tanish Pradhan, Parkview HS (V)
Mehul Mehra, Shiloh HS (V)

DeKalb Valedictorians (1st in Class) and Salutatorians (2nd in Class) included
Manav Mathews (V) & Krishna Chai Pucha (S), Chamblee Charter HS
Rani Sharriff-Muhammad (V), Lithonia HS

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