Congratulations to Mountain View High's March 2013 Student of the Month, Samir Joshi. The Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District provided this announcement to Patch. Joshi was honored at the Mar. 11 school board meeting.
Some students like to hang out with friends and play video games over the summer, while others spend their two months improving drugs to help others. The March Student of the Month, Samir Joshi, enjoys doing both.
This past summer, Samir attended Cosmos, a 4-week summer program at UC Davis. During his time, the junior took the Chemistry of Life class, which dealt with chemistry, medicine design, nanotechnology, and clean energy. In addition, he took part in research on improving medicines. Samir worked specifically on the Quindine drug in order to fix heart arrhythmia.
Samir continues his interest in math and science during the school year. He takes classes such as, Chemistry AP, Biology AP, Trigonometry Honors, and engineering. Samir’s current trig honors teacher, Mrs. Conoway, explains that, “Samir is a smart and talented student who keeps his classmates amused with his quick wit. Samir makes MVHS a better place by showing us all how to have fun while being a great student.” He looks to continue his studies in university in a math or science major. Samir hopes to attend UC Berkeley.
In addition to academia, Samir is a member as well as leader on Mountain View’s marching band. During his fall season, he teaches others how to march, checks his band-mates' progress, and organizes marching band socials. He plays the drum and with that is on the school’s winter percussion group. During the spring season, Samir is a part of the tennis team. Last year during Junior Varsity league championships, Samir and his doubles partner took third place. Throughout the year, Samir is a Boy Scout and serves as the Senior Patrol Leader by leading his entire troop for a year. He has also recently completed his Eagle project.
Although Samir leads a productive and engaging schedule throughout the year, the junior always makes time to relax. On Saturday nights, he enjoys playing Madden with Friends, making memes online, or just catching up on some much needed sleep.
Without further ado, it is our pleasure to present the March Student of the Month, Samir Joshi.
Also on Los Altos Patch:
LAHS February Student of the Month: Steven Lee
LAHS Student of the Month: Meghan McDermott
MVHS Student of the Month: Steven Murray
MVHS Student of the Month: Brandon Jabr