Shreya Vardhan has secured full scores in all the exams for international admission she has appeared in. These include SAT Reasoning test (2400/2400) held on 28th January 2012, Subject SATs – Chemistry (800/800), Physics (800/800), Mathematics level -2 (800/800) held on 5th May 2012, APs – Chemistry (5/5) held on 07th May 2012, Calculus AB (5/5) held on 09th May 2012, Physics C (Mechanics) (5/5) held on 14th May 2012 and TOEFL (120/120) held on 09th June 2012.
She secured a CGPA of 10 in class X and 94% in class XI. She is an NTSE scholar and was ranked 10th in the International Olympiad of English Language in class X. She also secured an International rank of 5 in the International Olympiad of Science in class IX.
She is an avid writer and her articles have been published in a number of national newspapers. These include an article on “Understanding Autism”, published in the Hindu in June this year, and a write-up on how “Accidents are inevitable but essential”, in The New Indian Express. She has written book reviews for “The Pioneer” on ‘Tell Me a Story’ and ‘Intermission’. Her short stories have been published in the online literary magazine Teen Ink (A Wraith When Ruffled, Moonlight, Grievances – awarded with an editor’s choice award). A story on child labour called “A Lost and Found Dream”, was also published in the Deccan Herald on 3rd May, this year.
She has also been doing volunteer work at the Umeed Foundation, a school for autistic and differently abled children, and has designed a software called “Let’s Go Around Town”, to help them meet their learning requirements.
She has been a keen participant in various quiz competitions and was the finalist in the Inter-DPS Quiz Competition in class X, having cleared the zonal round as the winner of the West Zone (DPS Jodhpur). She is a scholar badge holder.
She loves to read, and some of her favorite writers are P.G. Wodehouse, Jeffrey Archer, Jonathan Stroud and Jawaharlal Nehru. She has great interest in the theatre, and has written and acted in several skits at the Poona Arts Theatre and at her schools. She plays tennis and enjoys swimming.
Shreya comes from a family of professionals. Her father, Col. (Dr.) Shakti Vardhan, MBBS, MD & DNB (Obs & Gyn) a graduate & postgraduate from AFMC, Pune is presently working as a Senior Advisor (Obs & Gyn) at the Army Hospital (Research & Referral) Delhi Cantt.
Her Mother Mrs. Reena Vardhan, BA, MA (English), MSc. (Computer Science), B. Ed. Is a teacher and a software professional. She is actively involved in online teaching of software courses, and has helped many a students help them achieve their goals.
Shreya Vardhan with her Mother Mrs. Reena Vardhan, her father Col. (Dr.) Shakti Vardhan and Principal, Dr. D.R.Saini