When students contest to get placed in the top universities of the world, Universities like Stanford and Harvard are bidding for Amita Gondi, a Grade XII student from Oakridge, one of the top IB Schools in South India. Amita is an International Squash and Racquetball player and is a National Award swimmer with many National and International Awards to her name. She is currently Ranked No.1 in India in the Girls Under-17 squash category and has finished in Top 3 in major tournaments like US Junior Squash Open 2016 and Canada Junior Open 2016.
At the same time, she has equally balanced academics, scoring a brilliant 10/10 CGPA score in her Grade 10 CBSE Board exams. She has been awarded with the Academic Excellence award twice during her secondary education and also handled the responsibility of being the Deputy Head Girl. The balance that she has maintained between sports and academics is what made her an aspiring candidate for the top Universities to look at.
“Amita personifies an ideal Oakridger , one who is always willing to push the boundaries and one who never stops learning. She has pushed herself in the classroom and out on the sports arenas of the school and found great success all around. Amita has inspired younger students to aspire to greatness and will continue to be a source of inspiration for many years to come at Oakridge. We wish Amita the very best in her future academic pursuits and wish to see her in national colours at the Olympics very soon!” says Arjun Rao, Principal, Oakridge International School.