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Young Professionals: Year In Review - Part II


01/04/2018

J.J. Kapur Wins National Speech And Debate Tournament
J.J. Kapur has won this year's National Speech and Debate Tournament, considered to be the most prestigious high-school competition in the country. He composed his own persuasive speech titled 'Let's Dance' addressing a social issue.
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Madhuri Molleti Selected For Nat Geo Mundo Explorer Competition
Madhuri Molleti was among four high school students chosen to join National Geographic scientists, writer and photographers as part of the Nat Geo Mundo Explorer Competition.
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Neha Arora Named Finalist At 2017 ‘Distinguished Young Women Of America’
Neha Arora, of Madison, Mississippi, was selected as the “Distinguished Young Woman of Mississippi” and named a “Distinguished Young Women of America 2017” pageant finalist.
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Joseph Bhangdia Named NSCAA High School Scholar Player Of The Year.
Joseph Bhangdia of Lewisburg Area High School in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, was named the male NSCAA High School Scholar Player of the Year. In his high school career, Bhangdia was a two-time All-State and All-East Region recipient and has won three, Heartland Conference Divisional Player of the Year awards.
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Deepa Iyer And Purvi Shah Honored As 2017 Soros Equality Fellows
Deepa Iyer and Purvi Shah were among seven recipients honored by the Open Society Foundations as 2017 Soros Equality Fellows. The Fellowship is a new initiative to help emerging mid-career professionals become long-term innovative leaders in the field of racial justice.
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Anika Kumar Helps Senior Citizens Through Phone Calls
Anika Kumar started a non-profit organization called Forget Me Not, which is basically a call center in a classroom at Notre Dame High School in San Jose where Kumar and other high school volunteers brainstorm potential conversation topics like movies and current events before they give a call to one of the 40 senior citizens in Santa Clara County who are on the Forget Me Not call list.
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Sravanth Malla Wins 2017 South Asian Spelling Bee
Sravanth Malla correctly spelled the word “Chytridiales” (an order of simple, aquatic fungi of the phylum Chytridiomycota) during the 2017 South Asian Spelling Bee finals to clinch the title of national champion and took home a cash prize of $3,000.
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Sojas Wagle: World Youth Neuroscience Champion
Sojas Wagle wins the 19th World Brain Bee Championship held in Washington, DC. The Brain Bee is a neuroscience competition for young students, 13 to 19 years of age.
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Divya Nag, Rishi Shah And Shradha Agarwal Named To Fortune 40 Under 40
Divya Nag of Apple, Rishi Shah and Shradha Agarwal of Outcome Health were named to the annual Fortune “40 Under 40” list.
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Prarthana Desai And Azeez Gupta Named Goldsmith Fellows At Harvard Business School
Prarthana Desai And Azeez Gupta among those named the 2017 recipients of its Horace W. Goldsmith Fellowships. Established in 1998 by the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation and Richard L. Menschel (MBA 1959), a former director of the Foundation and a limited partner at Goldman Sachs, to encourage students from the nonprofit sector to attend HBS, these fellowships enable the School to award approximately $10,000 each to seven to ten incoming MBA students.
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Ananda Theertha Suresh Honored With Paul Baran Young Scholar Award
The Marconi Society will honor Google Research Scientist Ananda Theertha Suresh with the 2017 Paul Baran Young Scholar Award.
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Speech And Leadership - Young Voices Club Admission Open House
JagoWorld Inc. non-profit institution devoted to providing educational opportunities for all students started its 7th academic year 2017-18 from 9/17/2017. JagoWorld’s Young Voices Club is a leadership and public speaking club for students grade one to twelve. Members of the club gain many benefits through the skills and connections cultivated by being a member. All members will learn to be leaders, regardless of their position in the club. Additionally, club members will gain tremendous public speaking skills, communication skills, and people skills.
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Anika Kumar Initiates ‘Forget Me Not’ Program To Help Seniors Avoid Isolation
Sometimes people, especially home-bound senior citizens, need someone to talk to or just listen to what they have to say, which could be about the simplest of things. But they are often lonely. Step in, Anika Kumar, a teenager and a few of her peers.
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Math Bee Winner Hosts Math Training Camp For Ekal
Do you have a young child 4th through 6th grader who would like to learn the tricks and tips for winning Math Bees? Kathir Meyyappan, a young man who has had much success in Math Bees is now sharing some of the secrets in a short math camp he is running. A passionate supporter of education for the underprivileged, Kathir is donating every dollar of the proceed to support an Ekal school . For more information please ckeck Kathir's Math camp
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Devika Kumar And Rajvi Ranka Named Girls Scouts' National Young Women Of Distinction
By creating positive change to address society’s most pressing issues, such as supporting girls’ menstrual hygiene in rural India, and creating water conservation technology to help farmers in California, Devika Kumar and Rajvi Ranka have been named recipients of this year’s National Young Women of Distinction honor.
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Anusha Murali Of NH Named Siemens National Finalist
Anusha Murali of Bishop Brady High School, Concord, NH was named a finalist in the 2017 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, the nation’s premier research competition for high school students.
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Gokul Natesan, Amjyot Singh Selected In 2017 NBA G League Draft
Gokul Natesan and Amjyot Singh were chosen in the 2017 NBA G League draft by Canton Charge and Oklahoma CIty Blue, respectively.
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Gitanjali Rao Wins 2017 Young Scientist Challenge For Water Contamination Detection Device
Gitanjali Rao, 11, was announced the winner of Discovery Education's 3M Young Scientist Challenge 2017 on October 18 for her prototype water lead contamination detector, called 'Tethys'. The sensor-based device detects the quality of water and shares the results to a mobile application via bluetooth.
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Meghna Behari Wins Marconi/Samueli Award For Innovation At The 2017 Broadcom MASTERS
Meghna Behari wins the $10,000 Marconi/Samueli Award for Innovation at the National Broadcom MASTERS Competition.
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Devanshi Patel To Write Indian American Dramedy Developed By CW
The CW will be developing an Indian American dramedy, Make Divya Great Again, which will be written by Indian American writer Devanshi Patel.
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Forbes 30 Under 30 - 2018
If the Forbes 30 Under 30 list proves anything - it is that ambition, achievement and success know no age, gender or nationality. More than 40 Indians feature on the prestigious list which aims to highlight 600 of America's young entrepreneurs and disruptors across 20 industries.
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National YoungArts Foundation Announces List Of Emerging Artists
The National YoungArts Foundation has announced the names of at least 14 Indian American talented high schoolers among the 750-plus nation’s most promising young artists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts.
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Marshall Scholars
Pradnya Narkhede, Shruthi Rajasekar and Meghana Vagwala named 2018 Marshall Scholars.
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Grand Masters Bappi Lahiri And Meenakshi Seshadri Crown ‘3iii’ Season I Winners
The winners of Season 1 of the talent show, “International Indian Icon,” or “3iii,” were announced Dec. 2 in a glittering ceremony held at The Meadows Club in Rolling Meadows, Illinois.
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2018 Marshall Scholar Meghana Vagwala
Meghana Vagwala is from South Grafton, Massachusetts. An Angier B. Duke Scholar, she will graduate in 2017 from Duke University with a self-designed degree (Program II) in Neuroscience, Ethics, and Anthropology.
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Coca Cola Scholar Semifinalists
Sana Nadkarni, Priya Patel, Ishaan Prasad and Aalap Patel from New England named 2018 Coca-Cola Scholar Semifinalists!
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Sunila Thomas George Appointed As Chairwoman Of The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD)


Governor Charlie Baker has appointed South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston Advisory Board Member Sunila Thomas George as Chairwoman of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD).
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Sunila Thomas George Appointed As Chairwoman Of The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD)
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by Neil Mukherjee
If you recently redeemed frequent flyer miles to treat the family to a fun summer vacation or to take your spouse on a romantic getaway, you might assume that there are no tax implications involved. And you’re probably right — but there is a chance your miles could be taxable.
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Are Frequent Flyer Miles Ever Taxable?
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