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Three DHS Students Recognized by Dublin Rotary

Rotary Students of the Month

ROTARY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

November 20, 2019

Earlier this week, three Dublin High students were recognized by Dublin Rotary as Students of the Month for August, September, and October. Congratulations to Arshad Mohammed, Ekansh Agrawal, and Charvi Sharma. Learn more about these exceptional Gaels below.

Rotary Student of the Month August: Arshad Mohammed

His counselor, Mrs. Caroline Rubio, has the following to say about Arshad:

Arshad is a four-year member of our Project Lead the Way, Biomedical Science Academy.  He is an outstanding student and person in every respect as demonstrated by his incredibly high-grade point average while taking the most rigorous courses available at our school. Arshad is utterly fascinated by learning new things, integrating what he knows from other fields and is likely the most curious student I have ever had in my 32 years of being a school counselor.  

Here is a snapshot of some of the other things he has been involved with:

As a freshman, he was the first place winner of the Rotary Speech Contest, local Chapter and went on to win second place in the Regional Competition. He was also part of the Varsity Speech and Debate Team, earning first place in his first congressional Tournament

As a sophomore, he researched new therapeutic treatments for the Zika Virus, won 2nd place in the regional science fair, won the ASU Walton Sustainability Solutions Award as well at the US Naval Science and US Air Force Science Awards.  

He is President of TOUCH Lives Inc, a non-profit that he founded to teach orphans and underserved low-income families as well as providing care to the homeless.  

Last year he shadowed a pathologist and will be publishing an article related to his work. He will be a co-author on a research paper published by Dr. Frosts’ lab (UCSF biochemistry department)

He was a GGSF Science fair participant and named the top 10 projects in the Alameda County Science Fair and will advance to a regional fair. The project involved designing a device that uses algorithms with Google APIs to help dementia patients remember where they lost items. 

Rotary Student of the Month September: Ekansh Agrawal

His counselor, Mrs. Kim Halket, has this to say about Ekansh:

Ekansh is an impressive and gifted young man who strives to always exceed his best no matter what he pursues. As a board member and a President of the California Scholarship Federation, a state-wide academic honors and community service club, I have watched Ekansh effectively lead groups from five to seven hundred of his peers, clearly recognizing and respecting peoples' opinions and values, especially if they differ from his. He takes his responsibilities as president very seriously and devotes hundreds of hours collaborating with the other board members to offer innovative and meaningful community service projects for our members throughout the Bay Area. The CSF motto is "Scholarship with Service," and there is no one more than Ekansh who embodies our message. He is a person who will truly change the world and make it a better place. 

Here is a snapshot of some of the other things he has been involved with:

Chairman of the Dublin Mayor’s Council 

President of the Dublin High Build Club

Founder and President of the Junior Philanthropists Foundation

He has worked on projects using artificial intelligence to include an automated door locking mechanism and Bluetooth health sensors to enhance heart health prediction.  

He also has an internship at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, was an intern at Actionable Science Company and a teacher’s assistant at Everpro Kids Inc. 

In his spare time, he is a dancer in Bollywood classical, contemporary ballet, theater and hip-hop, and an accomplished photographer, winning multiple art contests.  

Rotary Student of the Month October: Charvi Sharma

Her ROP teacher, Jodi Morgan has this to say about Charvi - 

Charvi Sharma has been an active DECA member for four years. DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. Charvi has successfully competed placing in top rankings for her Start-Up Business Plan at California DECA’s District and State Career Development Conferences qualifying her to move forward and compete at DECA’s International Conference. 

Charvi currently holds a well-deserved executive officer position with Dublin DECA as Chapter President. She is responsible for connecting with DECA Chartered Association Officers and establishing our chapter vision. Her management and organizational skills ensure each chapter member has the training, support, accountability, and resources necessary to deliver a powerful DECA experience. 

Charvi has a number of strengths to offer. She displays characteristics of one who is interactive, action-oriented, and adaptable and values family, education and personal relationships. Charvi is truly an emerging leader. 

Here is a snapshot of some of the other things she has been involved with:

She is a Mentor for our high school Freshmen Mentor Program

She started her own software company called VezaSoft

She founded the badminton team at Dublin high school and has won many local and state-level competitions.

She was selected to be the Lead for the Tri-Valley College and Career Fair that Dublin High School hosted in October with over 2000 people in attendance and over 110 representatives from colleges throughout the country and military branches. She worked countless hours on this project guiding nine of her classmates in the areas of hospitality, facilities, publicity, and volunteering.