Kids Awards

President's Volunteer Service Awards

The President’s Volunteer Service Award recognizes individuals, families, and groups that have achieved a certain standard – measured by the number of hours of service over a 12-month period or cumulative hours earned over the course of a lifetime.To date, the President’s Council has partnered with more than 80 Leadership Organizations and more than 28,000 Certifying Organizations to bestow more than 1.5 million awards to the Nation's deserving volunteers. Any individual, family, or group can receive Presidential recognition for volunteer hours earned over a 12-month period or over the course of a lifetime at home or abroad. The following are the eligibility requirements for each age group:
Kids: Age 5-14
Young Adults: Individual Age 15-25
Adults: Individual Age 26 +

Since Sampige is now one of the partnering organizations we awarded these to kids who have volunteered in the community and had 25% of their total hrs come from volunteering with Sampige.  We are hoping that this is just the beginning and next year we would like to see more kids get this award through Sampige.

This year we just had 3 entries which met this criteria.
In the 14 and under age group
  1. Vishwas Rao: 131 hours.  Gold Medal.
  2. Vismita Rao: 134 hours. Gold Medal.

In the 15 -25 age group
  1. Seema ravishankar: 200 hours. Silver Medal
  2. Rohan Rajeev: 168 hours. Bronze Medal

Achievements Awards

Every year Sampige requests parents to share their kids achievements so that we can recognize their hard work , hopefully inspiring them to do better and aim higher. This year we have received quite a few nominations even though we would have liked to see many more. 

Jayashree Jaganath   ( Sreedevi and Jaganath)

  1. presented with President's Award of Academic Excellence, in recognition of  Outstanding Academic Excellence

Akshatha Rao           ( Radhika and Kiran)

  1. Participated in the Miss India NC 2009 contest and was Runner-up in her category (Junior Miss). 

Avinash Ganapathi   ( Nandhini and Ganapathi)

  1. Duke TIP medal for EXPLORE test score of 99% or higher.
  2. Math Bee Level 3 – NC regional – 2nd place and qualified for the nationals in both Math Bee Level 3 and Intermediate vocabulary bee.

Akash Ganapathi  (Nandhini and Ganapathi)

  1. National Merit Semifinalist 2009
  2. National Science Olympiad competition, Augusta, GA – 2009 – EggoNaut event - 1st place winner;
  3. He was placed 2nd on this event and 3rd on another event “Elevated Bridge” in the Regional and State before competing in the Nationals.
  4. National Essay Writing Bee competition by North south Foundation – 2009 – 2nd place.
  5. AP Scholar with Distinction

Vybhav Jagannath ( Sreedevi and Vijay)

  1. A 11-year old art enthusiast was initiated into the realm of music at the tender age of 3 and a half by his grandmother, Karnataka Kalashree Ranganayaki Rajan. In 2007, he was awarded "Heritage Leadership Circle Award” in Music by Heritage India, NC. In his recent trip to Bangalore, India, Vybhav had the unique opportunity of working at Nachiketa Manovikasa Kendra, Vijayanagara, Bangalore where he used music as a therapy for kids that were mentally challenged.

Arnav Subramanya  ( Sudha and Bhanu)

  1. Has cleared the Americal College of Musicians Auditions 4 years in a row and this year he scored at the highest level - SUPERIOR PLUS.

Anshul Subramanya  ( Sudha and Bhanu)

  1. Recognized at the Grand Recognition Ceremonies at the Duke Talent Identification Program - for scoring more than 670 in Math for Seventh Graders.
  2. On the 5 Year National Roll for having cleared the American College of Musicians / National Guild of Piano Teachers auditions for 5 years in a row

Vismita Rao  ( Veena and Narasinga)

  1. Science Olympiad Regional Competition, Greensboro, NC – 2009
    • Dynamic planet - 1st place winner     - Astronomy - 2nd place winner
  2. Volunteer Center of Durham, Durham, NC - Awarded the Mayor's award - for volunteering more than 100 hours at non-profit organizations in the Triangle Area during the summer months.
  3. Selected for Duke Hospital Junior Leader Program - This is selected based on outstanding volunteerism for Duke Hospital. Only 10 volunteers are selected from a group of 200 students.
  4. Was awarded the Presidents Volunteer Service Award for Community Service  

Vishwas Rao   (Veena and Narasinga)

  1. Science Olympiad Regional Competition, Greensboro, NC – 2009
    • Crave the Wave - 2nd place winner
    • Trajectory - 2nd place winner
    • Robocross - 4th place winner
  2. Volunteer Center of Durham, Durham, NC - Awarded the Mayor's award - for volunteering more than 100 hours at non-profit organizations in the Triangle Area during the summer months.
  3. Was awarded the Presidents Volunteer Service  Award for Community Service 

Ritika Patil  ( Suma and Preeth)

  1. Was awarded the Presidents Award for Academic Excellence
  2. Was awarded the Presidents Volunteer Service  Award for Community Service
  3. Was awarded the Mayor's Award for Volunteer Service
  4. Was awarded the Panther Creek High School Academic Award for Excellant GPA & class Ranking

Rohan Rajeev ( Sowmya and Rajeev)

  1. In the Duke University Quiz Bowl Tournament, in a field of 75, Rohan placed first in the underclassmen ( freshmen and sophomores).
    • His team also placed 3rd overall in the Tournament.
  2. Awarded the Presidents Volunteer Service  Award for Community Service
  3. Has been recommended by school faculty to attend the National Youth Leadership forum conference on Medicine in summer 2010

Vidya Bhat  ( Poornima and Krishna)

  1. Golden Presidential Volunteer Service Award for 2009. She has worked very hard and has achieved a total of 317 hours this year.

Seema Ravishankar  ( Savita and Ravishankar)

  1. Presidential Volunteer Service award
  2.  HSNC Camp Director- Voted as best camp counselor 2009
  3.  All-District Honors Symphonic Band 2009 1st chair flutist
  4.  Wake County Teen Court Ambassador/Attorney
  5.  Girl Scout Global Citizen award 2008 for service and leadership
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