From academics to athletics and more, our students continue to excel in a wide array of activities and events. We are proud to recognize and share these outstanding accomplishments in a Super Sader Shoutout:
Mithra Karamchedu '22 – Davidson Fellows
In 2021, Mithra was selected as one of the 40 finalists for the Davidson Fellows program. This fellowship recognizes projects that are at the college graduate level and display a depth of knowledge in a particular area of study. To qualify for consideration as a Davidson Fellow, an applicant must contribute a work that is recognized as an outstanding accomplishment by experts in the field and has the potential to benefit society. This year, Mithra submitted his research on the application of fractal geometry to studying glacier and permafrost melt.
Joseph Hsin '23 – Kino Border Initiative
This summer, 13 Jesuit students and two faculty members participated in a virtual border immersion experience hosted by the Kino Border Initiative. Joseph was one of the students who participated in this trip and has written an article on his experience. Read the article.
Namrata Venkatesan '23 – The Global Health Leaders Conference
The Board of Directors of The Global Health Leaders Conference (GHLC) at Johns Hopkins University invited Namrata to present at the 2021 GHLC this past summer. At the conference, emerging global health leaders in grades 9-12 from around the world learned from one another and some of the world's leaders in global health, public health, and medicine.
Namrata was one of the only students from Oregon admitted into this highly selective program. She discussed three primary ways that viruses avoid being detected by the immune system and how this process of evasion can cause recurring infections. View her presentation here: https://youtu.be/CodxmqLJS5c
Nikita Chincholkar '25 – Guinness Book of World Records
Nikita has been formally training in Bharatanatyam, an Indian classical dance form, since the age of 6. She recently participated in a successful Guinness Book of World Records attempt for "Most people performing a choreographed dance online simultaneously." For this she needed to successfully demonstrate her ability to perform the 24-minute dance piece "Tamil Annai Varnam," a unique composition in praise of the Tamil language.
The performance was proctored by the Guinness team to ensure strict adherence to the rules. In addition to securing the record, this performance raised a substantial amount from a worldwide audience for COVID-19 relief in India.
Samyak Shrimali '23 – 2021 Microsoft Imagine Cup
Samyak was named as one of 10 global 2021 Microsoft Imagine Cup Junior Winners in the 2021 Microsoft Imagine Cup Junior AI for Good Challenge for his research focused on sensor-based systems for enforcing hand hygiene compliance in healthcare facilities. In addition to this honor, he was able to attend a mentoring session with Microsoft's Vice President of Education, Mr. Anthony Salcito. View the award ceremony here. Learn more about Imagine Cup Junior.
Vladie Mamchik '23 – American Academy of Optometry Recognition
Vladie's science research was selected as one of the Top 10 Most Newsworthy studies from the American Academy of Optometry for 2021.
JHS Librarians - Libros
Erin Fitzpatrick-Bjorn has been chosen as one of the Travelers for the Libros Oregon cohort to purchase books and materials in Spanish for Jesuit HS and ten libraries across the state at the Guadalajara International Book Fair in Guadalajara (FIL), Mexico in November 2021. Libros for Oregon's purpose is to support Spanish-language collection development in Oregon libraries - particularly in small and rural libraries by making the resources of the Guadalajara Book Fair (FIL), the most important publishing gathering in Ibero-America, more accessible through cooperative book-buying.