Archana Bharadwaj Wins Young Citizen Award from Exchange Club of Sugar Land

L to R: Sathyam Bharadwaj (Dad), Varshini Subramanian (Mom), Liz Tanaka (FCMS Lead Counselor), Juli Fournier, Secretary, Exchange Club of Sugarland

SUGAR LAND: First Colony Middle School student, Archana Bharadwaj, has been honored as the Young Citizen of the Month by the Exchange Club of Sugarland. The award recognizes her commitment to community service, leadership and academic achievement. A high achiever both academically and in the Indian Cultural space, Archana is also an elegant Bharatnatyam dancer. Few of her recent accomplishments include participating in upcoming KARNA production at University of Houston, in Namadwaar’s PURANAVA Indian Culture Fest and in SEWA USA dancing stars and in ANTARAM in 2017, an international production by Mrs. Suhasini Maniratnam through the Anjali Center for Performing Arts in Sugarland.

Archana submitted her nomination for Presidential Volunteer Service Award for her volunteering with EKAM Foundation USA Houston Chapter. She recently won 2nd place in RIICAS Houston’s KIDS FOCUS Math & Essay Writing contests. Few of her other proud moments include 3rd place winner in T-Shirt design contest hosted by JKYog Worldwide Ramayana Utsav, being a state qualifier in TMSCA Science and Contest Math, 1st place winner in 2018 Earth Day VT Seva Science Fair, and getting an Honorable Mention at the DISTCO (Digital Storytelling Contest) at University of Houston for her Journey of a Plastic Bag Video presentation. She is also a member of the National Junior Honor Society and has played for FCMS girls Basketball. Archana also successfully pursued a summer internship at STEM-E.