ANJANA NAIR SCVTHS SELECTED AS STUDENT OF THE MONTH FOR FEBRUARY
Anjana Nair, a junior in the Academy for Health and Medical Sciences, has been selected as Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School’s Student of the Month for February 2017. Anjana is the daughter of Rajesh and Mridula Nair of Franklin Park.
SCVTHS Spanish Instructor Guillermo Reina nominated Anjana for the award because, “Anjana is an exemplary student who always goes beyond what is expected from her. She is extremely kind and takes the initiative to help other students in the classroom. She’s always on target, always ready to volunteer or to participate in class.”
Anjana is heavily involved in extracurricular activities both at SCVTHS and within Franklin Township. Anjana has been learning Indian Classical music since the age of 5, participates in the Princeton Girl Choir, and trains in the Indian Classical Dance known as Bharatanatyam. Additionally, Anjana is part of the Franklin High School Model United Nations and Asian Awareness Clubs. Currently, Anjana serves as the Committee Head of the Health and Wellness Committee in the Franklin Township Youth Council. She has been volunteering at the Youth Council since the age of 12 and as the Committee head, she works to organize health-related events for the youth of Franklin Township. Anjana has also volunteered as a camp counselor for the Hindu Temple and the Cultural Society of USA.
This past summer, Anjana performed an internship with the Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India in her home state of Kerala, India.
At SCVTHS, Anjana participates in SkillsUSA. In the 2015-2016 school year, her Career Pathways Showcase Health Services Team competed and won 1st place at the SkillsUSA national competitions in Louisville, Kentucky.
After graduating from the Academy at SCVTHS, Anjana plans to pursue her post-secondary education in the biomedical engineering field and hopes to transition into medicine. Ultimately, Anjana would like to attend Johns Hopkins University and become a Pediatric Oncologist.
When she finds free time, Anjana enjoys singing, playing the ukulele, and watching movies.
Anjana wanted to add, “The Academy has opened so many doors for me as a student and I want to use this platform to reach great heights and hopefully change lives in the future.”