Category Archive for: ‘Education’

The Buzz about Indian Americans and Spelling Bees

The Buzz about Indian Americans and Spelling Bees

                      Do Indian-Americans have a special gene that makes them excel at spelling? If you take a look at the list of top spellers at the Scripps National Spelling Bee over the last decade, you can’t help but wonder. This year, two Indian-Americans tied for the top spot. Is it …

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Finding The Right College "FIT" By: Robert A.G. Levine

Finding The Right College “FIT” By: Robert A.G. Levine

Author by Robert LeVine One of the most common questions asked of college consultants is “How do I find the right college for my child?” In seeking and evaluating college options, most parents and students focus on possible careers and educational majors. That inquiry has limited value. Lost in the pursuit of schools with the “strongest” departments in a particular …

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Turning the Page: Reflections of a Graduating Senior

Turning the Page: Reflections of a Graduating Senior

Author by Suhani Patel Desh-Videsh congratulates Suhani on her upcoming graduation from the University of Georgia. We wish her well in all future endeavors! As my four years of undergrad come to an end, and as graduation nears, I can’t help but feel bittersweet about my experiences. From the first time you stepped foot in your dorm room to the …

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Akshaya Patra

Akshaya Patra

For Ashok and Uday, education was a luxury that could not be afforded. Ashok missed five years of schooling after dropping out to take care of his young niece. Uday was in second grade when he lost his mother and had to drop school to become a caregiver for his siblings at an age when he himself still needed parental …

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Class Of 2013 Valedictorians And Salutatorians

The younger generation of our community continues to amaze. From winning national spelling bees and science competitions to excelling in dance and music, Indian American students truly demonstrate the results of the impact of hard work and perseverance. This month, we recognize the valedictorians and salutatorians of the class of 2013. These students followed a rigorous schedule and pursued advanced …

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2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee

2013 script National Spelling Bee

The Scripps National Spelling Bee is an exciting annual event that tests the spelling quotient amongst budding talents. Each year brings new challenges and heartbreaking close calls. Brought to a fever pitch by a group of students who excel over a wide range of personal interests and dreams, this year’s event was a dynamic clash between the top three spellers, …

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Valedictorians and Salutatorians, Class of 2012

Valedictorians and Salutatorians, Class of 2012

The younger generation of our community continues to amaze. From winning national spelling bees and science competitions to excelling in dance and music, Indian American students truly demonstrate the results of the impact of hard work and perseverance. This month, we recognize the valedictorians and salutatorians of the class of 2012. These students followed a rigorous schedule and pursued advanced …

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Indian American Children - Out to Conquer the World

Indian American Children – Out to Conquer the World

Look through the atlas of your country, and you will notice that there are several states whose capitals you may not know, several landforms you cannot recognize and places you cannot trace. This is true for adults, and for children to be able to pronounce half of these names with ease is an accomplishment in itself. However, children have really …

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Florida’s Own Spelling Bee Champ

Florida’s Own Spelling Bee Champ

Desh-Videsh wishes to congratulate the top three finalists of the 85th Scripps National Spelling Bee. One of Florida’s own, Stuti Mishra, finished in 2nd place against a fellow Indian American. Stuti, an eighth grader at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy, lives in West Melbourne. Stuti is currently learning computer programming, but enjoys learning languages like French (she is already fluent in …

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Indians Spell Success

Indians Spell Success

No one is surprised to see a successful Indian walk into a boardroom, no matter which part of the world. Everyone has readily accepted that Indian intellectual capital is among the best in the world. While native intelligence and innate talent must be acknowledged, credit must also be given to the fact that Indians are among the most hard working …

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