Visakhapatnam to Stanford!
- 14 April 2022
Prakeerthi K, a Grade 12 IBDP student of Oakridge International Day cum Boarding school, is all set to rub shoulders with the world’s brightest minds at Stanford. Stanford University receives around 50,000 applications every year with an acceptance rate being one of the lowest in the world at around 3.9%!
She is what her teachers would know to be an ideal student. She has consistently maintained top scores in all the tests and assignments conducted both online and offline, as well as a record score of 1560/1600 in SAT. Her achievements span across all the academic and extracurricular opportunities offered by the school and beyond. It is a testament of her extraordinary determination and the thirst for excellence.
“As a student of the first batch of the IBDP, Prakeerthi has shown that for an Oakridger – No dream is ever too big and no dreamer ever too small”, said Amit Jain, School Director.
She cites the famous book ‘Indomitable Spirit’ written by the late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam as a source of inspiration. An artist who runs her not-for-profit enterprise called ‘Paint2see’ for the visually impaired. She compassionately teaches English to Non-English speakers from underprivileged societies. In the recently held Nord Anglia MIT STEAM
“Her curiosity, engagement, time-management, discipline and resilience are what have helped her to overcome challenges and achieve her goals” – Ms Shaila Bamidipati, Principal.
Challenge – ‘Living in Space’, she and her classmates designed a portable painting hub to work in zero gravity. This was inspired by Nicole Scott, the first astronaut to paint in space.
These achievements make Prakeerthi an all-rounder, but as they say well-rounded is not good enough.