#4 – Rishi Gupta
Parents’ Names: Renu & Amul Gupta
College Attending: University of Pittsburgh
Major/Career Plans: Biology or Neuroscience to pursue a career in healthcare
Honors & Awards: Student of the Month (2011), Student of the Year (2011), Theodore M. Peterson Award, Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award, AP Scholar with Honor, Business First’s WNY All-American Second Team, NYS Scholarship for Academic Excellence, National Merit Scholarship Commendation, Jasmine Cantor Award, Jamestown School Forest Award, Milton J. Fletcher Awards for English and Rita Dunn & Mollie McKee Award
Activities: Varsity swimming (co-captain), co-president of Class of 2014, National Honor Society, Key Club, Mock Trial, A Cappella and Madrigal Singers.
“JHS is unique in that it offers ample opportunity to take individually appealing and diverse classes. Many other schools in our area do not offer as many courses or rigorous AP level courses. My favorite class at JHS is AP Calculus. It is the most challenging class I have ever taken but Mr. Lumia made class engaging and worthwhile through his hilarious anecdotes and his willingness to provide personalized attention to strategically improve out knowledge of mathematics. The tough AP courses at JHS have instilled in me a work ethic that I believe will prove to be beneficial in college and beyond.”