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OUR 2019 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

Aarthi Kottapalli

Aarthi Kottapalli Excellence Award for Academics

  • National Merit Finalist, AP Scholar with Distinction, Illinois State Scholar, Cook County Sheriff’s Service Award winner amongst others
  • Student Council, Scholastic Bowl (as co-captain), Club Med, Literary Magazine, Speech, Mu Alpha Theta, Spanish Honors Society, National Honors Society (as historian), Phi Alpha Theta, UNICEF Club, Mathletes and Art C

Aarthi Kottapalli

Aarthi Kottapalli
Excellence Award for Academics

  • National Merit Finalist, AP Scholar with Distinction, Illinois State Scholar, Cook County Sheriff’s Service Award winner amongst others
  • Student Council, Scholastic Bowl (as co-captain), Club Med, Literary Magazine, Speech, Mu Alpha Theta, Spanish Honors Society, National Honors Society (as historian), Phi Alpha Theta, UNICEF Club, Mathletes and Art Club
  • GPA: 4.84/4.0, SAT: 1550

Amit Somalwar

Amit Somalwar Excellence Award for Academics

  • Awards: American Mathematics Competition 12 – Top 5% Nationally, Mathematical Contest in Modeling – Honorable Mention Nationally, National French Contest: Le Grand Concours – Honorable Mention Nationally, State Leadership Conference Qualifier Medical Law and Ethics, Health Occupations Students of America, Daily Herald Leadership Team, National Merit Scholar, AP Scholar, State

Amit Somalwar

Amit Somalwar
Excellence Award for Academics

  • Awards: American Mathematics Competition 12 – Top 5% Nationally, Mathematical Contest in Modeling – Honorable Mention Nationally, National French Contest: Le Grand Concours – Honorable Mention Nationally, State Leadership Conference Qualifier Medical Law and Ethics, Health Occupations Students of America, Daily Herald Leadership Team, National Merit Scholar, AP Scholar, State Scholar.
  • Volunteering – Head Tutor, Central Dupage Hospital, Student Ambassador, Kumon, Orientation Leader
  • Extra Curricular Activities – Research Intern at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Research Intern at IMSA, Medical Society Assistant, Better Minds Prep Tutoring, Math Team, Science Olympiad, Piano
  • Attending: University of Illinois at Chicago for the GPPA Med program
  • GPA: 4.643, ACT: 34, SAT: 1540

Ashwin Saxena

Ashwin Saxena Excellence Award for Academics

  • Volunteering – Meaningful Summers (meaningfulsummers.org), Meaningful Summers (meaningfulsummers.org), Boys || Men Organization, Mu Alpha Theta, Tri-M Community Assistance, Volunteer Tutor
  • Extra Curricular Activities - USA Computing Olympiad, US Chemistry Olympiad, Math Team, Science Olympiad, Business Professionals of America, Principal Advisory Board, Chamber Stri

Ashwin Saxena

Ashwin Saxena
Excellence Award for Academics

  • Volunteering – Meaningful Summers (meaningfulsummers.org), Meaningful Summers (meaningfulsummers.org), Boys || Men Organization, Mu Alpha Theta, Tri-M Community Assistance, Volunteer Tutor
  • Extra Curricular Activities - USA Computing Olympiad, US Chemistry Olympiad, Math Team, Science Olympiad, Business Professionals of America, Principal Advisory Board, Chamber Strings Cellist, Ultimate Frisbee, Cross Country
  • Attending: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Computer Science

GPA: 4.574, ACT: 36, SAT: 1560

Suman Manek

Suman Manek Excellence Award for Academics

  • Excellence Award for Academics
  • Honor Role, Spanish National Honor Society, Student of the Month, AP Scholar, Illinois State Scholar
  • Volunteering – AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center, Shree Hindu Mandal Hospital, Naperville Internist, Shadowing, Kumon, Tutor, Edward Hospital, Gift Shop Volunteer
  • Extra Curricular Activities – Math team, Swin T

Suman Manek

Suman Manek
Excellence Award for Academics

  • Excellence Award for Academics
  • Honor Role, Spanish National Honor Society, Student of the Month, AP Scholar, Illinois State Scholar
  • Volunteering – AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center, Shree Hindu Mandal Hospital, Naperville Internist, Shadowing, Kumon, Tutor, Edward Hospital, Gift Shop Volunteer
  • Extra Curricular Activities – Math team, Swin Team, Student Ambassador, National Honor Society, National Youth Leadership Forum, Scholastic Bowl
  • Attending: University of Missouri Kansas City 6 year B.A./M.D. program
  • GPA: 4.48, ACT: 36

Adam Patni

Adam Patni Excellence Award for Leadership

  • Honorable Mention
  • Dean’s List Semifinalist, 2nd Place Chicago Python, Impact Award Naperville North, Best Cyber Security NIU Hackathon 2016, Innovation in Control Award, Gracious Professionalism Award (x3) – FIRST Robotics Competition, Junior State of America Best Speaker Award (x2), National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society
  • Entrepreneur - Bits’

Adam Patni

Adam Patni
Excellence Award for Leadership

  • Honorable Mention
  • Dean’s List Semifinalist, 2nd Place Chicago Python, Impact Award Naperville North, Best Cyber Security NIU Hackathon 2016, Innovation in Control Award, Gracious Professionalism Award (x3) – FIRST Robotics Competition, Junior State of America Best Speaker Award (x2), National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society
  • Entrepreneur - Bits’N’Bytes4Kids – Python Programming Institute Founder, Intern @ Everest and Maya Robotics
  • Attending: Georgia Institute of Technology as a Stamps President's Scholar

GPA: 4.712/3.98, SAT: 1560

Sumukh Kak

Sumukh Kak Excellence Award for Academics Presented by Viral & Tanvi Shah

  • Awards: Science Olympiad, National Merit Commended, AP Scholar with Distinction, Indian Prairie Scholar, Varsity Science Olympiad
  • Extra Curricular Activities – Science National Honors Society, Principal Advisory Board, MVHS Varsity Tennis, Tri-M Music Honors Society, Metea Valley Symphony Orchestra, Business Professionals of America

Sumukh Kak

Sumukh Kak
Excellence Award for Academics
Presented by Viral & Tanvi Shah

  • Awards: Science Olympiad, National Merit Commended, AP Scholar with Distinction, Indian Prairie Scholar, Varsity Science Olympiad
  • Extra Curricular Activities – Science National Honors Society, Principal Advisory Board, MVHS Varsity Tennis, Tri-M Music Honors Society, Metea Valley Symphony Orchestra, Business Professionals of America
  • Attending: University of California, Los Angeles for Psychobiology

GPA: 4.549, ACT: 34

Jai Gandhi

Jai Gandhi Excellence Award for Academics Presented by Patel Brothers in Memory of their Mother Late Mrs. Chancahal Patel

  • Awards: Mayoral Commendation - Meaningful Summers, Science Olympiad, Regional Awards @ Model UN and Speech, National Merit Commended, AP Scholar, Business Professionals of America @ 2nd in the nation.
  • Volunteering – Meaningful Summers, Peerlift, Hindu Satsang School of Greater Chicago

Jai Gandhi

Jai Gandhi
Excellence Award for Academics
Presented by Patel Brothers
in Memory of their Mother Late Mrs. Chancahal Patel

  • Awards: Mayoral Commendation - Meaningful Summers, Science Olympiad, Regional Awards @ Model UN and Speech, National Merit Commended, AP Scholar, Business Professionals of America @ 2nd in the nation.
  • Volunteering – Meaningful Summers, Peerlift, Hindu Satsang School of Greater Chicago
  • Extra Curricular Activities - Business Professionals of America, Principal Advisory Board, Tennis, Model UN, Science Olympiad, Speech Team
  • Attending: The University of Texas at Austin
  • GPA: 4.596, SAT: 1560, ACT: 36

Adithi Arunkumar

Adithi Arunkumar Excellence Award for Arts Presented by Cuisine of India

  • Training: Guru Smt. Sushmita Arunkumar, Guru Smt. Bragha Bessell (Abhinaya), Guru Shri. Swami Suresh, India (Yoga)
  • Awards/Accolades – 1st Place Cleveland Tyagaraja Aradhana Dance Competition, 1st Place in New Jersey Natya Sangamam Dance Competition year, 1st Place at the Chicago Papanasam Sivan Dance Competition, 1st Place Indian Raga Mont

Adithi Arunkumar

Adithi Arunkumar
Excellence Award for Arts
Presented by Cuisine of India

  • Training: Guru Smt. Sushmita Arunkumar, Guru Smt. Bragha Bessell (Abhinaya), Guru Shri. Swami Suresh, India (Yoga)
  • Awards/Accolades – 1st Place Cleveland Tyagaraja Aradhana Dance Competition, 1st Place in New Jersey Natya Sangamam Dance Competition year, 1st Place at the Chicago Papanasam Sivan Dance Competition, 1st Place Indian Raga Monthly Competition, 1st Place Chicago Kalakshetra Dance Competition (Group), 3rd Place Chicago Kalakshetra Dance Competition
  • Solo Performances – Brahma Gana Sabha, Serene Adinath, Pfeiffer Hall, Sri Karunamayi (Chicago), Sri Bhaktha Anjaneyar Temple Maryland, Smt. Anitha Guha’s Production, Vijayathe Gopala Choodamani, Shri Jaikishore Mosalikanti’s Production, Nava Vidha Bhakti, Smt. Divyasena’s Production, Rukmini Vivaham, Kartik Fine Arts, Ilamayil Thiramai Dance Festival, Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Smt. Sushmita Arunkumar’s Production, Bhavaye Padmanabham, Smt. Sushmita Arunkumar’s Production, Mahisasura Mardhini.
  • Attending: University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • GPA: 4.302, SAT: 1510

Arjun Kumar

Arjun Kumar Excellence Award for Arts Presented by Smart Caliber

  • Awards: Excellence in Education (top 5% of class), National Honor Society, AP Scholar with Distinction, National Merit Commended Scholar, Mridangam Competition (1st, 2nd and 3rd place – Chicago Tyagaraja Utsavam Music Competition
  • Volunteering –Aquahouse Tutoring, FUN Club, Feed My Starving Children, Walkathon for Yearly NF Fund Raising
  • Extr

Arjun Kumar

Arjun Kumar
Excellence Award for Arts
Presented by Smart Caliber

  • Awards: Excellence in Education (top 5% of class), National Honor Society, AP Scholar with Distinction, National Merit Commended Scholar, Mridangam Competition (1st, 2nd and 3rd place – Chicago Tyagaraja Utsavam Music Competition
  • Volunteering –Aquahouse Tutoring, FUN Club, Feed My Starving Children, Walkathon for Yearly NF Fund Raising
  • Extra Curricular Activities – ACT/SAT Tutor at Aloha Tutoring, Intern at WotNow, Steel Band – Naperville Central High School, Marching Band – Madison Junior High School, Varsity Bowling Team – Naperville Central High School
  • Attending: University of Pittsburgh
  • GPA: 4.647, ACT: 36

Mira Malavia

Mira Malavia Excellence Award for Community Service and Academics Presented by Patel Brothers

  • Passing of Opportunity Award, Principal Advisory Board, Skills USA 2nd place Award, Study Abroad Scholarship winner
  • Volunteerism – Over 500 hrs. – Northwester Medicine Central Dupage Hospital, Sparkly Smile Project, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Dr. Ruben’S Mini Medical School, Harvard Medical School, Sickle Cel

Mira Malavia

Mira Malavia
Excellence Award for Community Service and Academics
Presented by Patel Brothers

  • Passing of Opportunity Award, Principal Advisory Board, Skills USA 2nd place Award, Study Abroad Scholarship winner
  • Volunteerism – Over 500 hrs. – Northwester Medicine Central Dupage Hospital, Sparkly Smile Project, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Dr. Ruben’S Mini Medical School, Harvard Medical School, Sickle Cell Anemia and Shadowed: Craniotomy, Rheumatologist, Cataract Surgeries
  • Extra Curricular Activities - National Math Honors Society, Fresh Connect Student Mentoring, National English Honors Society, National Social Studies Honors Society, Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering, MVHS Varsity Girls’ Tennis, Skills USA Illinois President, Future Medical Professionals Club
  • Founder – Sparkly Smile Project
  • Attending: University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
  • GPA: 4.538/, ACT: 34

Alya Gupta

Alya Gupta Excellence Award for Community Service Presented by Krishna & Meghna Bansal in Memory of Late Mr. Rama Kant Bansal

  • Excellence Award for Community Service
  • Awards: Illinois Youth & Government: Most Influential Lobbyist (2017), Illinois State Scholar, Indian Prairie Scholar, High Honor Roll Student (Every Semester), AP Scholar with Honors
  • Volunteering – Intern @ Alembic Pharmaceuticals Lim

Alya Gupta

Alya Gupta
Excellence Award for Community Service
Presented by Krishna & Meghna Bansal
in Memory of Late Mr. Rama Kant Bansal

  • Excellence Award for Community Service
  • Awards: Illinois Youth & Government: Most Influential Lobbyist (2017), Illinois State Scholar, Indian Prairie Scholar, High Honor Roll Student (Every Semester), AP Scholar with Honors
  • Volunteering – Intern @ Alembic Pharmaceuticals Limited, Research Intern @ University of Illinois at Chicago, Student Representative @ Naperville Sister Cities Commission, Fischer Connect Volunteer @ Waubonsie, Georgetown Connect Volunteer @ Waubonsie
  • Extra Curricular Activities - USA Computing Olympiad, US Chemistry Olympiad, Math Team, Science Olympiad, Business Professionals of America, Principal Advisory Board, Chamber Strings Cellist, Ultimate Frisbee, Cross Country, Waubonsie Valley Show Choir, Honors Varsity Chamber Choir, Waubonsie Valley Mosaic, Tri-M Music Honor Society, Young Naperville Singers
  • Attending: Carnegie Mellon University

GPA: 4.47, ACT: 34

Sathya Subramaniam

Sathya Subramaniam Excellence Award for Sports Presented by V.C. Vasisth in the Memory of Late Mr. C. D. Sharma and Mrs. Sushila Sharma

  • Achievements: Leadership Award for Varsity Swim in 2019, Broke 100 Fly and 200 IM records, IMEA Jazz Ensemble, set national record in the 400 medley relay
  • Extra Curricular Activities – Neuqua Valley Swim Team, Fox Valley Swim Team, Aloha Mind Math Teacher, Drums/Percussion

Sathya Subramaniam

Sathya Subramaniam
Excellence Award for Sports
Presented by V.C. Vasisth
in the Memory of Late Mr. C. D. Sharma and Mrs. Sushila Sharma

  • Achievements: Leadership Award for Varsity Swim in 2019, Broke 100 Fly and 200 IM records, IMEA Jazz Ensemble, set national record in the 400 medley relay
  • Extra Curricular Activities – Neuqua Valley Swim Team, Fox Valley Swim Team, Aloha Mind Math Teacher, Drums/Percussion
  • Attending: Carnegie Mellon University, Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Robotics and Computer Science
  • GPA: 4.36, SAT: 1450, ACT: 33

Shruti Kolli

Shruti Kolli Mayor Pradel Award for Leadership, Community Service, Academics

  • Presidential Scholar Candidate, National Merit Scholar, AP Scholar with Distinction, Illinois State Scholar, Indian Prairie Scholar amongst others
  • Volunteerism in her blood – Over 1250 hrs. – Naperville Library, Edward Hospital, Dr. Rubin’s Mini-Medical School, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
  • Research Assi

Shruti Kolli

Shruti Kolli
Mayor
Pradel Award for Leadership, Community Service, Academics

  • Presidential Scholar Candidate, National Merit Scholar, AP Scholar with Distinction, Illinois State Scholar, Indian Prairie Scholar amongst others
  • Volunteerism in her blood – Over 1250 hrs. – Naperville Library, Edward Hospital, Dr. Rubin’s Mini-Medical School, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
  • Research Assistant @ Benedictine University, Intern for JB Pritzker, Student Election Judge 2018
  • Extra Curricular Activities - Student Council, Science Olympiad, Math Team, Spanish Honors Society, Naperville Library Board of Trustee, American Red Cross Society, Tennis
  • Attending: University of Florida, Pre-med Track
  • GPA: 4.68/4.0, SAT: 1590