Young Achiever: Anisha Reddy
Noteworthy: Anisha was named a 2014 Coca-Cola Scholar this year, receiving a $20,000 scholarship toward a four-year college degree. She is one of 150 students to receive the award, following an interview process that began with more than 111,000 applications. She still is deciding whether to attend the University of Pennsylvania or Duke University.
Residence: Franklin Park
Family: Dad Vijay, mother Padmaja, brother Ashwin, 15
School: Senior in North Allegheny Senior High School
Activities/Interests: Anisha is interested in public speaking and science, passions she hopes to bring together with a career in global health initiatives. Anisha is a varsity member of the Speech and Debate Team, and founded her school's Model United Nations club in 2011. She is a member of the Moot International Criminal Court team and is president of Pittsburgh's Indian Youth Organization. She has had research opportunities at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC through the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute International Summer Academy, and shadowed doctors there and at Allegheny General Hospital.
Quote: “I see myself being in Doctors Without Borders. I think it's really important (that)everyone has equal opportunities for health care. That's the primary thing people need.”
Melissa Daniels is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-380-8511 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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