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Indian Americans in the List of 2022 Valedictorians and Salutatorians

Indian American students continue to earn high marks in high school with several on the growing list of Valedictorians / Salutatorians..


Name: Divya Chaudhari
College: Chaminade Madonna, College Preparatory, Valedictorian
Hometown: Davie, FL
GPA: 4.0 & HPA: 5.04
Accomplishments: Pinnacle Award, Scholar Athlete Award, Sapientiae Honor Roll, English Honors Society, Rho Kappa, Mu Alpha Theta, Science Honors Society
Planned College: Florida Atlantic University
Inspirational Quote: “Magic is believing in yourself. If you can do that, you can make anything happen.” – Johann Wolfgang

Name: Devisi Singh
College: Dillard High School, Salutatorian
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL
GPA: 4.83
Accomplishments: Five Honorable Mentions, four Silver Keys, two Gold Keys from Scholastic Arts and Writing for Photography
Planned College: Florida Atlantic University
Inspirational Quote: “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

Abhishek Suresh

Name: Abhishek Suresh
College: Miramar High School, Valedictorian
Hometown: Pembroke Pines, FL
GPA: 5.62
Accomplishments: Young Scholars at FSU, National Merit Scholar, Joshua’s Heart Vice-Chair
Planned College: University of California Berkely
Planned Major: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Inspirational Quote: “I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.”

Adam Hosein

Name: Adam Hosein
College: North Broward Preparatory School, Valedictorian
Hometown: Parkland, FL
GPA: 5.263
Accomplishments: International Baccalaureate Diploma Candidate, Published in the UC Berkeley Economic Review, National Merit Commended Scholar, Dartmouth Book Award, Violinist Performer at Carnegie Hall, AP Scholar, Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholar, Miami Herald Silver Knight Nominee in Journalism
Planned College: Vanderbilt University
Inspirational Quote: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky

Name: Muhammad Ali
College:J.P. Taravella High School, Salutatorian
Hometown: Tamarac, FL
GPA: 5.327
Accomplishments:Mu Alpha Theta, Wrestling Team, Young Muslims
Planned College:University of Florida
Planned Major: Biomedical Engineering-Pre Med Track 



Steve Abraham
Steve Abraham
College:Nova High School, Valedictorian
Hometown: Pembroke Pines, FL
GPA: 5.6164
Accomplishments:Presidential Merit Scholarship recipient, Advanced Placement Scholar and placed at the district level Science Fair
Planned College:Florida International University
Planned Major: Biology/Pre-Medical
Inspirational Quote: “For nothing will be impossible with God.” – Luke 1:37
Shaurnav Ghosh

Name: Shaurnav Ghosh
College: Pine Crest School, Valedictorian
Hometown: Parkland, FL
GPA: 5.130
Accomplishments: Second place Grand Award Recipient for Computational Biology & Bioinformatics at International Science & Engineering Fair, First Author of Publication in MDPI Applied Sciences, Regeneron Science Talent Search recognition as one of the Top 300 Scholars, National Merit finalist, Cum Laude, Florida Vocal Association All-State Concert Choir, Mu Alpha Theta president, Rho Kappa, National English Honor Society, La Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, National Science Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society
Planned College: Stanford University
Inspirational Quote: “Success usually comes to those who are too busy looking for it.” – Henry David Thoreau

Sophia Varughese

Name: Sophia Varughese
College: Pine Crest School, Salutatorian
Hometown: Delray Beach, FL
GPA: 5.123
Accomplishments: National Merit finalist, Presidential Scholar nominee, Florida Youth Orchestra principal horn, Juilliard Summer Winds, Cum Laude, National Science Honor Society, National English Honor Society, National Chinese Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Rho Kappa, Tri-M Music Honor Society, upper school band president, math tutor
Planned College: Princeton University
Planned Major: Economics, Music Performance
Inspirational Quote: “No pressure, no diamonds.” – Thomas Carlyle

Ammaar Baig

Name: Ammaar Baig
College: West Broward High, Co-Salutatorian
Hometown: Miramar, FL
GPA: 5.123
Accomplishments: Cleveland Clinic Summer Scholar, AP Scholar with Distinction, National Merit Commended Scholar
Planned College: McMaster University
Planned Major: Biology

Naiya Rampat
Name: Naiya Rampat
College: Western High School, Valedictorian
Hometown: Davie, FL
GPA: 5.5606
Accomplishments: 2022 FHSAA Flag Football State Champion
Planned College: University of Florida
Inspirational Quote: “I never lose. I either win or I learn. ” – Nelson Mandela
Rutwa Shah
Name: Rutwa Shah
GPA: 7.5
Parents: Mehul K. and Devangi M. Shah
Name: Ashwatha Suresh
International Baccalaureate program at King High Valedictorian
College: Undecided
GPA: 8.72
Parents: Suresh Ramakrishnan and Ishwarya Sureshkumar 
Anya Patidar
Anya Patidar
GPA: 8.52
Parents: Kirit and Aditi Patidar
College: Undecided
Rishi Nair
Rishi Nair
College: Middleton High STEM magnet, Valedictorian
GPA: 10.48
Parents: Ray and Geetha Muralidharan
College: University of Central Florida
Venkata Yeddula
Venkata Yeddula
GPA: 9.61
Parents: Raghu Yeddula and Bandala Vineesha
College: University of South Florida, Salutatorian
Anika Shah
Name: Anika Shah
Newsome High Valedictorian
GPA: 9.44
Parents: Manjul and Rupa Shah
College: Vanderbilt University
Sophia Varughese
Name:Sriya Kollipara, International Baccalaureate program at Robinson High
GPA: 7.92
Parents: Chandrashe and Srvjana Kollipara
College: University of Florida
Priya Sambasivan
Name:Priya Sambasivan, International Baccalaureate
program at Robinson High
GPA: 7.49
Parents: Ramesh Sambasivan and Namratha Sanka
College: University of Florida
Rehan Shah
Name: Rehan Shah, International Baccalaureate program at Strawberry Crest High
GPA: 9.69
Parents: Tushar and Sapana Shah
College: University of Florida
Major: Biomedical sciences
Sophia Varughese
Name:Nishant Nagururu, University of Florida Salutatorian
GPA: 8.48
Parents: Kishore and Swarna Nagururu
College: University of Florida
Major: Computer science
Arun Roy
Name:Arun Roy
Tampa Bay Technical High
Academy of Health Professions
GPA: 8.13
Parents: Betty Roy and Roy Varghese
College: University of South Florida
Major: Biomedical sciences
Name:Ameer Hakim
Tampa Bay Technical High
Academy of Architecture
GPA: 7.12
Parents: Meira and Waleed Hakim
College: University of Florida or University of South Florida
Major: Electrical engineering
Sonya Patel
Name:Sonya Patel
Wharton High
GPA: 9.40
Parents: Vishal and Sangita Patel
College: University of South Florida or University of Florida
Major: Pre-med
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