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Indian- American Venkat Ranjan Wins 2018 National Geographic Bee

Second and third places also earned by Indian- American Students from New Jersey and Georgia   Venkat Ranjan of San Ramon, California, a 13-year-old 8th-grader at Windemere Ranch Middle School, took top honors at the 30th annual National Geographic Bee held on May 23 at National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C. In addition to earning the title of National Geographic …

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Eight Indian American students finish in the top 10 at the 30th annual National Geographic Bee

Photo by Mark Thiessen/National Geographic Summer is approaching and schools and colleges are finishing up spring semester in preparation. It’s also the time of year for various competitions such as the National Geographic Bee to the Scripps National Spelling Bee and the Intel Science competition. And once again, it’s a proud moment for Indians living worldwide! If the past is …

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An exchange student from Pakistan, Sabika Sheikh, is among the victims of a Texas high school shooting.

Sabika Sheikh, 17-year-old, a Pakistani Honor Roll exchange student participating in the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange program in the US, was one of the 10 people killed when 17-year-old student Dimitrios Pagourtzis armed with a shotgun and a revolver opened fire in the Santa Fe High School in Texas. Sabika’s parents, Abdul Aziz and Farah Sheikh, heard about the shooting through from a local TV …

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Class of 2016 Valedictorians and Salutatorians

Class of 2017 Valedictorians and salutatorians

Aditya Patel – Valedictorian School: South Cobb High School GPA: 4.656 College: Georgia Institute of Technology Parents: Soham and Puloma Patel Academic Awards: Georgia Certificate of Merit, Outstanding Math Student Award for Statistics, Top 10 for all 4 Years, AP Scholar with Distinction. Extracurricular: Secretary and Co-Media Captain for Robotics, Parliamentarian for National Honors Society, Part of Volunteer Committee for …

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What Leadership Means In Admissions

What Leadership Means In Admissions

What Leadership Means In Admissions By Ishan Puri Founder of Synocate “Leadership” is a major buzzword in college admissions; it is found across applications through essay supplements, work experience, and extracurricular activities. But what do admissions officers really want to see? Why Leadership Matters On a scale of 1-4, with 4 being of most important value, schools like Princeton, Yale, …

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Real Cost

The Real Cost of College

How much will your family end up paying for college? Your household’s income may have less influence than you think – and some private colleges may be cheaper than you assume. Private schools sometimes extend the best aid offers. Yes – it is true that the more money you earn and the more assets you have in a tax-advantaged college …

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6 Tips to Help Your Child Excel in Math

6 Tips to Help Your Child Excel in Math

6 Tips to Help Your Child Excel in Math We generally think that the life of children is free from any worries, and so we long for such a carefree lives. Reality, though, is different. Children do have their own set of worries with their studies being the most prominent among them. With increasing competition, even the syllabus of junior …

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3 Ways To Have a Wholesome Summer

3 Ways To Have a Wholesome Summer

3 Ways to Have a Wholesome Summer By Aditi Wardhan Singh The last day of school, I got my son ready and sent him off with a happy heart and waited for the clock to strike 12:00 pm when he would come back and I would hug him, wishing him a “Happy Beginning of Summer Vacation!” The mere thought of …

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2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee: Indian Americans Continue to Succeed

2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee: Indian Americans Continue to Succeed As with preceding years, not a dull moment was to be found during the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee. All of the spellers amazed the audience with their breadth of knowledge and passion for spelling. Incredibly, the winner Ananya Vinay is the 13th consecutive Indian-American to win the bee and …

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Books on Hinduism

Books on Hinduism

In honor of Hindu Heritage Month (as celebrated in the state of Florida), this issue presents readers with a listing of varied titles to inform, engage, and enlighten the spiritual mind! The Nay Science by Vishwa Adluri and Joydeep Bagchee The Nay Science offers a new perspective on the problem of scientific method in the human sciences. Taking German Indological …

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