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MMA Student Recognitions 2013
Tejas Sunil Badgujar
 Tejas Badgujar is a 6th grade
student at Vickery Creek Middle
 He has been qualified to
compete at State level of the
National Geographic Bee.
 Tejas won the school bee in
January, and then took a
written test to qualify for the
state-level competition. Tejas is
one of top 100 scorers.
Dhruv Bavadekar
Dhruv is a Senior at Alpharetta High
School and will be heading to Georgia
Tech University to study Chemical
 He has been selected for Governor's
Honors program for Chemistry.
 Regional & State level winner in Science
Olympiad competitions.
 Selected as a member of National Spanish
Student Honors Society.
 Involved in Taekwondo and has
participated in a National sparring
tournament hosted by Yong-in University
of South Korea. He won the grand
championship Gold medal. He was
awarded a trip to study the martial art at
Yong-in University.
 He has participated in YMCA's program
for Homeless and Orphanages. He
conducts martial art classes in church for
students who cannot afford classes.
Aditya Bhave
Aditya Bhave is in 7th
grade at Riverwatch
Middle School in Suwanee,
 Aditya competed in the Georgia
State Oratorical Contest in the
Middle & High School category and
won 1st place in Forsyth County. The
topic was ‘Why my voice is
important’. He then represented
Forsyth County at the Zone Level
Contest held in Gainesville and won
2nd place.
 Aditya was selected to play clarinet in
the District Honor Band .
 Aditya acheived over 95 percentile in
SAT Math and has qualified for the
Grand Recognition Ceremany through
the Talent Identification Program at
Duke University.
Preity Chavan
Preity a 4th grader , is a National winner of the Constituting
America Art contest. The topic was "What does the
Constitution mean to you?" Preity was awarded a prize which
consisted of a trophy, a certificate, and a $100 gift card in the
fall of 2012.
Avani Dhuri
Avani Dhuri is in 4th grade
at Camp Creek Elementary,
 Avani was recognized from National
Elementary Honor Society (NEHS) for
maintaining academic excellence
above 95% (outstanding scholarship),
responsibility and committment to
excellence in leadership and service.
 Avani with her brilliant performance
won divisional championship for
Readers Rally Competition. She got a
chance to represent her school in
Final Four at GCPS TV broacasting
center on Thursday March 21, 2013.
 Avani was also selected for State
Level Reflection program for her own
choreographed 3 minute
performance which was based on her
Bharat Natyam education.
Sarth Diskalkar
 Sarth has been selected in the top 10
students who will be representing
Georgia in the AGLOA (Academic
Games Leagues of America) national
championship tournament in
 Sarth is a Tuba player in RMS
symphonic band and was selected
for District Honor Band this year. He
also made it to the final round of All
State auditions in Macon, GA.
Sarth Diskalkar is in 7th
grade at Riverwatch
Middle School in Suwanee,
 Sarth has also been qualified for
Duke Tip State recognition ceremony
through Duke University’s Talent
identification program.
Amey Houde
 Amey was conferred a prestigious
honor by being elected to the Patient
Advocacy Committee of a National
Non-Profit Organization, the North
American Thrombosis Forum
Amey Houde is a Junior at
NorthView High School
 Amey’s efforts to increase the
awareness of 2 deadly conditions
called Deep Vein Thrombosis and
Pulmonary Embolism have resulted
in the Governor of GA on March 4,
2013 proclaiming September of each
year as a Thrombosis Awareness
Month in GA.
Tejus Juvekar
Tejus will be attending
Mercer University ,
Macon on partial
scholarship for pursuing
Physician Assistant (PA)
Anushka Kadam
Anushka is in 6th grade at Riverwatch Middle School. She
volunteered as a PAGE on January 29, 2013 at the GA State Capitol
(Golden Dome) during the 2013 Georgia General Assembly.
Sachin Kanetkar
Georgia Governor’s Program Finalist
AP Scholar with Distinction
Eagle Scout
Varsity Policy Debater – Varsity
Debate Team : Chattahoochee High
Co-Founder and Co-President of
Chattahoochee Politics Club
Honor Roll (every semester since
Cross Country Runner
Orchestra – Chelo
Going ot Georgia Tech.
Selena Kanetkar
• 21 AP Credits
• National Honors Society
• Outstanding Speaker – 2
years in row in ‘Mock Trials’
• Volunteer Work – Foster
Home, Ocee Library, Habitat
for Humanity
• Junior Varsity Volleyball
• Silver Award Girl Scout
• Going to University of
Animesh Koratana
Animesh Koratana participated in the
Georgia Science and Engineering
Fairs held at UGA, Athens. He
presented his project in the
"Environmental Control" Category in
Juniors Division. He earned the Best
in Category award medal at the State
Animesh Koratana is swimming at
State Level. He broke the Dynamo
record for 50 Meters Breast stroke
event swimming in 29:85 seconds at
the age of 12. This record was broken
at the 2012 Eastern Classic Southern
Swimming Championships.
Anushka Koratana
Anushka swims at state level for Dynamo Club.
She is ranked 2nd in 50 Free with the swim time of 32:28
Mohana Kute
Accepted at University of California at Berkely. Graduated from
Chamblee High School.
Malhar Kute
Selected at Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchesta (city level). He
plays violin and was also selected for 2013 Georgia All-State
Orchestra (state level).
Pooja Mayur
Pooja Mayur will be going to
University of Miami’s accelerated
program in Medicine.
 Pooja Mayur will be going to University of
Miami’s 7 year accelerated program in
medicine in August. She has received
University of Miami’s President’s
scholarship, Gables scholarship and is also
accepted into their Foote Fellows
 Previously in summer she was selected for
the Governor’s honors program where she
attended as a Spanish major and dance
minor. She is the President of the Dance
team and the FBLA club at her school. She
is on the Principal’s list in her high school,
received the teacher’s choice award in
Spanish and 2 varsity letters in swimming.
She won the PTA Reflections contest at
the County level twice and also placed
6th in a FBLA competition at the state
Omkar Mayur
Omkar Mayur (current 9th grader) won the PTA Reflections contest at County
level in Art.
Rohan Rege
Rohan has qualified for the Grand
Recognition Ceremony through the
Talent Identification Program at Duke
University in Durham, NC.
Rohan Rege is in 7th grade
at Vickory Creek Middle
Excerpt from the letter he received from
the Duke TIP program:
Congratulations on your superb
performance in the Duke University
Talent Identification Program's (Duke
TIP) 2013 7th Grade Talent Search! Your
scores have qualified you for recognition
at the Grand Recognition Ceremony.
There were 64,044 students in this year's
Talent Search, and only 1,670 qualified
for Grand Recognition.
Yash Saggere
• Yash who is a 5th grader, received
RECOGNITION for citizenship along
with his honor roll certificate. This
recognition is for academic
excellence as well as great citizenship
• Won the 1st prize on 26th January
Balvihar Art Competition held at
South Forsyth Middle School among
12 5th grade participants.
The topic was - Depict "OM" & it's
significance & write one sentence
about it.
Ritwik Sathe
Ritwik is a 8th grade student from
Riverwatch Middle school.
He was selected for Georgia All State
band in Savannah which is organized
by the Georgia Music Educators
Association or the GMEA. Ritwik
played 2 instruments, the Alto sax
and the Bari sax when he first
appeared for the All State audition in
December. Another round of
audition in January ensured Ritwik
making it to All State Band as first
chair for Bari Sax .
Sumit Sohani
• Sumit got selected for
Governor's Honors Program for
Biology- 4 weeks summer
camp at Valdosta,GA in June
• He also got a first place in
'Medical Math' at HOSA State
Level convention held in
Athens, GA in March 2013.
HOSA is a national student
organization endorsed by the
U.S. Department of Education
and the Health Science
Education Division of ACTE.
Akhil Vaidya
Akhil Vaidya , an 8th grader at
Autry Mill Middle School plays
French Horn.
Akhil was chosen as the 1st Chair
for the GMEA District 5 Honor
Band and 3rd Chair for the Georgia
All-State Band and Orchestra. The
All-State band is composed of
students from all around the
state. He represented AMMS at
All-State Band concert in
Savannah in March.
Omkar Waingankar
 He has been awarded the Innovate
Award at the Vex Robotics
Competition for innovative design and
engineering for the Vex Robot.
 He stood 1st in Lanier Chapter Math
Counts Competition at UGA & 5th
place in Math Counts State
Omkar Waingankar is in 8th
grade at Piney Grove Middle
 He is also 1st Place winner at Forsyth
County Technology Fair in Digital
Video Production & 3rd Place in State
Technology Fair.
Aditya Joshi
 Aditya completed his PhD from
Berkeley CA in theoretical Physics "
Superfluid 4He interferometers:
construction and experiments"
 Aditya was an undergrad from
Cleveland State University with a 4.0
GPA thru out and Research
scholorship all the way for his Grad
school. His research was focused on
characteristics of helium 4 at
Cryogenic temperatures close to
absolute zero. He has decided to work
in Intel at their R&D facility in
Portland Oregon from this summer.
Amruta Houde
During the summer in 2012, Amruta spent 10 weeks as a
full-time volunteer with Sewa Sahayog and Surajya (NGO)
in Pune, Maharashtra, India. Amruta’s primary project
was “Developing Tools and Approaches to Teach Science in
Rural Schools.” Amruta worked as a part of Sewa
Sahayog’s projects, Samutkarsha which works directly in
vastis (slums) in Pune.
Amruta designed and taught science projects utilizing a
handbook that she single handedly developed. The
session starts off with basic science concepts through
discussion, interactive learning and through a hands-on
experiment using materials that are found in slums so that
kids can see how science is all around them.
Amruta is a 3rd year student at Georgia Tech
studying Psychology. She has been involved with
various non-profit organizations including Hindu
Swayamsevak Sangh, Sewa International, Vibha,
Emerging Leaders, Maharashtra Mandal of Atlanta,
and volunteering at local events.
Amruta also worked in a vasti in Yerwada, Pune through
Surajya organization. Amruta’s primary objective was to
provide the girls with basic martial arts training so they
had the ability to defend themselves in any unsafe
Amruta has collected significant funding to help build a
hostel for women who have been left behind or kicked out
of home.

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