Rotary names Kamiak’s Deshmukh top February student

Feb 08, 2017
Aware Deshmukh

The South Everett-Mukilteo Rotary Club has named Kamiak High School senior Aware Deshmukh its February Student of the Month.

Lamont Becker, chair of Kamiak’s science department, said Deshmukh is one of the most gifted young women he’s worked with in his 25 years at the school.

“In that time, she has demonstrated a genuine, intrinsic, mature curiosity about the world around her,” he said. “While she has a deep interest in science and technology, she also strives to see where these interests fit within the issues of our modern world.”

Deshmukh holds a 3.98 GPA and is ranked second of 489 students at Kamiak. She is a member of National Honor Society, a National Merit Semifinalist and a Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award recipient.

Deshmukh is also President of Kamiak’s Math Team, which has won seven regional and five state awards in three years. She has participated in the American Invitational Mathematics Examination and the Math Prize for Girls Competition, as well as the University of Washington’s Girls in Science and Technology Program.

Deshmukh has also been a member of the Kamiak Advance Choir, the Kamiak JV Winter Guard Team, Art Workshop and the Kamiak Knowledge Bowl. She has been an Academic Coach since ninth-grade, tutoring students in geometry, calculus, physics and chemistry. She also helped out as a Teacher’s Assistant, grading papers and tests for her French teacher.

Outside of class, Deshmukh loves to knit gloves, shawls, hats and socks, as well as Mobius strips and other mathematical patterns. She recently taught herself to crochet hyperbolic planes.

After graduation in June, Deshmukh plans to study science or physics at the University of Chicago or the University of Washington.

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