MMA Student Recognitions 2013 Tejas Sunil Badgujar Tejas Badgujar is a 6th grade student at Vickery Creek Middle School. 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 Engineering. 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, GA 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, Lilburn. 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 Charlotte,NC. 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, GA 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 (NATF). 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) program. 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 Captain Debate Team : Chattahoochee High School Co-Founder and Co-President of Chattahoochee Politics Club Honor Roll (every semester since freshman) 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 team • Silver Award Girl Scout • Going to University of Georgia 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 level. 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 seconds. 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 program. 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 level. 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 School. 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 CERTIFICATE OF SPECIAL RECOGNITION for citizenship along with his honor roll certificate. This recognition is for academic excellence as well as great citizenship qualities. • 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 2013. • 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 Tournament. Omkar Waingankar is in 8th grade at Piney Grove Middle school. 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 situations. Amruta has collected significant funding to help build a hostel for women who have been left behind or kicked out of home.