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Young Achiever: Dhairya Desai

Dhairya Desai
Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, 9:01 p.m.

Age: 10

Residence: Monroeville

Family: Father, Bhavin Desai, and mother, Deepa Desai

School: Moss Side Middle School in the Gateway School District

Activities/interests: Dhairya is a fifth-grader whose favorite classes are math and gym. He plays the violin in the orchestra. He also likes origami. He plans to become a doctor.

Noteworthy: Dhairya was the Math Olympiad Champion at a recent C-Mites Math Olympiad class. C-MITES, which stands for Carnegie Mellon Institute for Talented Elementary and Secondary Students, provides challenging classes and testing for academically talented students.

Quote: Dhairya would advise students struggling with math to “work hard. Don't give up and try your best.”

— Tory N. Parrish

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