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Date published: 12/14/2012


Kinjal H. Thakkar is the daughter of Hitendra and Priti Thakkar. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Key Club, Link Crew and is president of the Interact Club. She has been on the distinguished honor roll since 2009 and is ranked in the top 7 percent of her class, with a 4.2 GPA.

Kinjal has volunteered more than 100 hours at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center, and plays county soccer. She also participated in the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Camp. She plans to go to college next fall to major in biology, and then go to medical school to become a pediatrician.

The following students have been selected as the King George Optimist Club's Students of the Month for November at King George High School.

Guadalupe Mejia, in 10th grade, was nominated by Mrs. Grigsby, who reports that "Lupe is an extraordinary young woman who works diligently in her coursework to ensure a level of excellence in her academics. She asks questions when she needs material explained further, and she is always willing to help her peers if they are struggling. She is a top-notch student in biology and earned A/B Honor Roll for the first marking period. Her demeanor is always pleasant, polite and respectful. She is also a member of the NJROTC and holds the rank of Seaman Apprentice."

Andy Snyder, a senior, was nominated by Mrs. Fox, who writes, "Andy Snyder is tutoring students in lower-level courses, as well. He is currently taking BC Calculus as an independent study course. He works on it while I teach geometry to the class and then saves his questions that he can't figure out until I am available. He is learning much of the material on his own. He is also very active outside of school and maintains a high GPA."

--Information for Students of the Month is compiled by Peggy Carlson, pcarlson@freelance star.com.

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