Visual Arts: Ankita Acharya

Ankita Acharya

High school: Troy High School

GPA: 4.1

Parents: Radhika and Jayant Acharya

College I plan to attend: Barnard College

Major: English/ financial economics

Career plans: Advertising

Most influential teachers: Judith Tuma and Valerie Valentino

Most important achievements

■National Merit finalist

■Presidential Scholar semifinalist

■AP Honors scholar

■National Honor Society

■Scholar Athlete

■Bhartiya Temple magazine contributor

■National Art Honor Society member

■National Spanish Exam Bronze, Silver

■Outstanding Volunteering Award

■Symphony orchestra