Near Mitra Scholars celebrate finished research projects


Kathy Fang

This year’s Near Mitra scholars line up on stage for a photo after signing copies of their papers. The ceremony that concluded the yearlong scholarship process was held in the Nichols Auditorium last Tuesday.

by Eric Fang and Kathy Fang

Eight Near Mitra scholars were honored at a reception on Wednesday in the Nichols Auditorium. There, they presented their final research projects to their faculty mentors and audience.

Each student gave a short speech about their writing process and also expressed gratitude for their mentor’s guidance. After, the mentors had an opportunity to speak on their experience working with the scholars. In the end, the students signed the front covers of their finished essays. The signed essays are now on display in the Upper School library.

The 2019 Near scholars are seniors Prameela Kottapalli, Logan Bhamidipaty, Leon Lu and Kelsey Wu. The 2019 Mitra scholars are seniors Nikhil Dharmaraj, Haris Hosseini, Katherine Tian and Ryan Guan.

Applications for the 2019 Near Mitra program closed at 6 p.m. on April 24. Results will be disclosed by next week.