DexSchool Alumni Stories from the year 2020.
19-yr-old Ritik comes from a family of farmers in Bikram, Bihar. In Mar ‘20, he received a 2.5 crore scholarship to attend Georgetown University in Washington. A proud DexSchool alumnus, Ritik came into Dexterity system at 13.
In Sep ‘20, Khushi, a 17-yr-old from a humble family in Surat, Gujarat, became the Regional Ambassador for India at United Nations Environment Programme’s TUNZA Eco-Generation. Khushi, a DexSchool alumna, also won the UNESCO national essay contest this year.
In March, Dexterity sent out 850,000 Corona Warrior Training Kits, in English and Hindi, explaining the pandemic and inspiring young people to serve. When 16-yr-old Swetha and her grandmother saw this in Telangana, they translated the kit in Telugu as well.
One of the youngest DexSchool graduates, 13-yr-old Aditya Singh from Patna, India was inducted into the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) this summer. NSHSS is a US-based honour society run by the descendants of Sir Alfred Nobel.
Each year, we invite a role model to address the graduating DexSchool class. Early February, we requested Bharat Ratna Prof. CNR Rao to deliver the address. Prof Rao was not traveling because of age but he still sent a written graduation note for the class.
Coming from East Champaran in Bihar, Shashwat came into the Dexterity system at the age of 13. In December 2020, Shashwat became the runner-up of the 2020 National Inter-School Cryptic Crossword Contest, beating 1,500 teams from 110 cities across India.
On Republic Day last year, the President of India and President of Brazil took salutes from a proud DexSchool graduate from Bhojpur district in Bihar. Ashish was selected for the Republic Day Parade and was also hosted by Prime Minister Modi on Jan 24.
Proud DexSchool graduate Abhishek received the prestigious College Board India Scholarship in Nov 2020. This opportunity was first published in DexConnect. Abhishek will receive full scholarship for his undergraduate degree.
If you crossed the Manda Mallamma Checkpost in Hyderabad in April 2020, you would’ve seen two Dexterity alumni assisting the local traffic police. As the nation underwent regulated lockdown, Aleti Lavanya and Allati Rajesh volunteered. This is servant leadership.
His father has been fighting cancer. And, this 18-yr-old has made his father and an entire nation proud. Abhinav, a DexSchool alum from Patna, has received 1.86 crore scholarship at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio, home to 17 Nobel Prize Winners.
This December, Shiwangi, a proud DexSchool alumna became one of the 15 Indian scholars to receive the prestigious POSCO Asia Fellowship in recognition of her outstanding scholastic achievement in Korean language.
This December, US Consulate General Kolkata invited 11 young leaders from all across South Asia to a panel on gender-based violence. Two out of eleven young leaders were Dexterity alumni — Anoushka from Jaipur, Rajasthan and Vineet from Sasaram, Bihar.
DexSchool alum Avinash started his media organization Aapna Bihar at the age of 12 — on a 2G mobile phone in Sitamarhi, Bihar. During nationwide lockdown, Avinash helped reach government circulars and benefits to thousands of migrant workers returning home.
Each year, several Dexterity alumni devote themselves to public service fellowships in remote towns and villages of India. In 2020, Akanksha from Assam, Archa from Gujarat and Mahtab from Bihar were accepted to Goonj, Teach For India and Gandhi fellowships.
In 2020, DexSchool alumni —Yashesswin from Secunderabad, Swetha from Hyderabad and Karan from Delhi — secured 99th percentile in SAT and ACT tests. They join an illustrious league of proud Dexterity alumni who achieve this feat, year after year.
Vedika, a 15-yr-old DexSchool alumna, has won Bronze at The Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition run by Royal Commonwealth Society. The world’s oldest international school writing competition received over 13,000 entries from 58 countries.
Basu, a proud DexSchool graduate, has been selected for the prestigious Master of Public Policy (MPP) program at University of Chicago. Basu has been awarded the Harris Merit Scholarship. UChicago is ranked among top 10 universities of the world.