Class of 2022
- 22 June 2022
Prakeerthi is what her teachers would know to be an ideal student. She has consistently maintained close to perfect scores in all the tests and assignments conducted both online and offline, as well as record scores of 1560/1600 and 22/24 in her SAT and SAT Essay respectively. Her achievements span across all the academic and extracurricular opportunities offered by the school and beyond.
An artist who offers her Art and knowledge of Entrepreneurship in service of the visually impaired, through her not-for-profit enterprise called ‘Paint2see’. She cites the famous book ‘Indomitable Spirit’ written by the late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam as a source of inspiration. Prakeerthi is the Head Girl of Oakridge School and compassionately teaches English to Non-English speakers from underprivileged societies. In the recently held MIT STEAM 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.
“Her curiosity, engagement, time-management, discipline and resilience are what have helped her to overcome challenges and achieve her goals,” Ms. Shaila Bhamidipati, Principal.
“I thank God, my parents, my schools, my teachers, and my friends who have been instrumental in shaping me into who I am today. I look forward to acquiring many more skills at Stanford and working with many more heads and hearts to synergize a profound social impact in our communities around the globe,” says Prakeerthi. Her plans include a major in inter-disciplinary courses that include Computer Science and Management for her Undergraduate Studies at Stanford.
Her overjoyed parents commented saying “We wish her the best to succeed in all her endeavors. And we personally thank Shaila Ma’am and Pallavi Ma’am for the encouragement and amazing support you have given to Prakeerthi.”