Spotlight: Charmee Mehta

In Columns on October 8, 2010 at 6:00 pm

By: Haley Bonner

The academics of Charmee Mehta just might be enough to make her validictorian of the Class of 2011. Photo courtesy of Charmee Mehta

Academics at Fort Mill High School are among the best in the state. For this to be possible, the students have to be truly committed, but there is one student in particular that has really excelled. Charmee Mehta, a senior at Fort Mill, is the predicted valedictorian of the Class of 2011. Although she is only 16 and one of the youngest in the class, she still has unbelievable grades.

This six year resident of Fort Mill has challenged herself each and every year. She will end up with credit for eight AP classes and the honor of being number one in her class. “I am very glad to represent my class at our graduation,” Mehta said.

Although her parents are concerned with her grades, she admitted that most of her success goes to the fact that she loves to learn. “I want to do the best that I can do and if I don’t then that really bothers me,” she said. Her best is very impressive with a weighted GPA of 4.0 and unweighted of 4.957.

This young student actually has a true love for dance as well. Outside of school, she participates in Miller Street Competitive Dance and also works there. She practices for hours each night and competes on the weekend. She also was in Color Guard at Fort Mill High School. So where is time for her homework? Mehta actually likes staying after school to do her homework and study.

The possible valedictorian was also voted most intelligent by her peers. “It is funny that people voted me most intelligent, because friends that know me outside of school would not believe that I was,” Mehta said.

College of course is a huge step for any student, and Mehta really loves Duke University in North Carolina. If things do not work out with Duke, then she plans to attend Clemson University. Whether she is a Blue Devil or a Tiger, she plans to study something involving the sciences. She has not settled down on a major yet, but really wants to be involved with people. Before we know it, Mehta will be preparing a speech to give to her classmates on their big day, so congratulate this young student on her academic excellence.


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