Compassionate, Creative, Reliable
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved"
- Helen Keller
Now in her senior year, Haritha K joined the 49ers STEM Leadership Institute (SLI) in 10th grade. Outside of SLI, she participates in various programs and clubs at school, including CSF (California Scholarship Federation), GAINS (Girls Achieving in Non-Traditional Subjects), and she gives back to the school through her club, Project: Earth. Haritha has been president of Project: Earth for three years. Since its creation three years ago, the club has fundraised and purchased recycling bins for the school, which previously had no means of recycling. Additionally, she has been a part of the Santa Clara High School Badminton Team since 10th grade.
Another organization that she contributes to is SVACA (Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority), where she socializes with animals and participates in outreach events. Haritha also worked to establish a library for a public school in India, an experience which has inspired her to continue giving back to the community. Haritha expresses her creative side through painting, and conducts a workshop at the Alviso Branch Library called Painting Through Time. In the future, Haritha would like to volunteer more and discover other ways to give back.
Girl's State Nominee
Second Runner-up, 2019
Nominated during junior year by school teachers for the opportunity to attend the summer program through an interview process by exhibiting leadership skills and scholastic achievement.
Peterson, Santa Clara High School
A student on honor roll is commended for outstanding academic achievement.