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OUR 2020 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

Aaron Rodriguez

Aaron Rodriguez

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, M

Aaron Rodriguez

Aaron Rodriguez

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

Amulya Jasti

Amulya Jasti

Excellence Award for Leadership

  • 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

Amulya Jasti

Amulya Jasti

Excellence Award for Leadership

  • 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

Arnav Lande

Arnav Lande

Excellence Award for Leadership

  • 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, Princ

Arnav Lande

Arnav Lande

Excellence Award for Leadership

  • 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

Khushi Jain

Khushi Jain

Excellence Award for Arts

  • 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

Khushi Jain

Khushi Jain

Excellence Award for Arts

  • 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

Maya Knotts

Maya Knotts

Excellence Award for Community Service

  • 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

Maya Knotts

Maya Knotts

Excellence Award for Community Service

  • 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

Moksh Shah

Moksh Shah

Excellence Award for Academics Presented by Viral & Tanvi Shah

  • Awards: Science Olympiad, National Merit Finalist, 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

Moksh Shah

Moksh Shah

Excellence Award for Academics
Presented by Viral & Tanvi Shah

  • Awards: Science Olympiad, National Merit Finalist, 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

Nathan John

Nathan John

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 Sa

Nathan John

Nathan John

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

Nivedita Pai

Nivedita Pai

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

Nivedita Pai

Nivedita Pai

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

Rishabh Jain

Rishabh Jain

Excellence Award for Leadership 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 fo

Rishabh Jain

Rishabh Jain

Excellence Award for Leadership
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

Sanjana Gangadharan

Sanjana Gangadharan

Excellence Award for Community Service 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 Medica

Sanjana Gangadharan

Sanjana Gangadharan

Excellence Award for Community Service
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

Sricharan Sanakkayala

Sricharan Sanakkayala

Excellence Award for Sports 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 – In

Sricharan Sanakkayala

Sricharan Sanakkayala

Excellence Award for Sports
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

Ashwin Ramesh

Ashwin Ramesh

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

Ashwin Ramesh

Ashwin Ramesh

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