Original from Tampa Bay Times
Academy at the Lakes, Land O’Lakes
Vijay Nilesh Prasad
GPA: 4.0 unweighted.
Headed to: Georgia Institute of Technology with plans to major in electrical and computer engineering and minor in music.
Favorite read: 1984 by George Orwell because the dystopian elements make us contemplate ourselves and our society.
Extracurriculars: Varsity golf, principal trumpet in band, tutoring math and Spanish.
Great influence: My grandfather, who taught of imparting knowledge rather than flaunting wisdom.
Teacher shout-out: Dr. Gary Compton — my band director — whose guidance and passion for classical trumpet have allowed me to grow as an instrumentalist.
Best school-related memory: My greatest memory of Academy at the Lakes is exploring San Francisco with my peers freshman year.