Using funds from the Amy King Dream and Achieve Award, senior Anvesha Guru hosted a dance fundraiser that earned $6,000 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation to aid in the fight against breast cancer. In addition to her many activities supporting Susan G. Koman, Anvesha is active in other community service efforts outside of BA.
Brookfield Academy Junior Tyler Riederer is the ESU Chicago Branch Shakespeare Competition winner for 2023. He will go on to compete with the remaining 40 finalists from around the nation atLincoln Center in New York City on Monday April 24.
You can support Tyler by voting for him in the ESU People's Choice Award. To vote, TEXT "NSC7" to 212-818-1200. A confirmation text will indicate that your vote has been received, only one vote per phone number accepted.
Get your friends and family to vote too! Voting ends Thursday April 20, 11:00 pm CT.
Congratulations! Krish Sharma was selected as a finalist in the statewide Junior Achievement Young Entrepreneur Live Competition. On Wednesday, February 22, at 3:30 pm, he'll be competing against three other students presenting their business ideas to a panel of local celebrity judges. Our BA community can help by using this LINK to register to attend the Zoom presentation and then voting for Krish for the Viewer's Choice Award.
Riya Vijayapal recently visited India to volunteer in a medical camp. Here's what she had to say about this amazing experience:
"I had the opportunity earlier this month to volunteer at a medical camp at the N.R.Doshi Eye hospital in the village of Wankaner, India. I worked in the OR where I watched both children and adults (terrified as they have never been put under anesthesia before) being operated on. During this week, I witnessed and experienced a different side of the world which helped me grow as an individual and furthered my interest in medicine. I was amazed by the amount of love and gratitude expressed by the villagers to one another and to the staff and volunteers at the hospital, even during some very stressful times. I had the opportunity to meet and work alongside people from around the world with the same passion for medicine and for helping others. This was an opportunity I am extremely thankful for and one I will never forget."
Ella Thompson was recruited and selected to play for the National Softball Youth Elite Team, with other prominent athletes from across the country in the Softball Fest Tournament in Panama City Beach. At the tournament her team was 5-0 after pool play and took 3rd place in the tournament overall. While there, Ella had two singles, two doubles, a Home Run, and 5 RBIs. She was the only participant from Wisconsin, and she represented BA well.