Pratishtha (Eva) Sharma is Valedictorian of Clear Horizons Early College High School

Pratishtha (Eva) Sharma graduated as the “Valedictorian” of Clear Horizons Early College High School (CHECHS) of Clear Creek Independent School District (CCISD) and also received her Associate Degree from San Jacinto College. Although she graduated college at seventeen, she was one of San Jac’s few students to graduate with a perfect 4.0 GPA.

At Clear Horizons, Eva served as the Class of 2022’s Student council Class President for three years, National Honor Society (NHS) President, Business Professionals of America (BPA) President, and Executive Student Council President. To fuel her outside interests, Eva pursued Bollywood dancing with the Indian Community of Clear Lake and stayed involved in theatre arts by performing in musicals, dramas, and kirtans at the ISKCON Hare Krishna Dham Temple in Houston. In addition to pursuing two years of college and four years of high school simultaneously, Eva also graduated from John Casablancas School for Modeling and Acting in 2019 and signed up to the Model Talent Management Agency of Houston, Texas. For her ability to balance school and her passions, Eva received the Academic Miss Texas Junior Teen award from the National American Miss organization in 2019.

In the fall, Eva plans to attend The University of Texas at Austin as McCombs’ Canfield Business Honors student, where she hopes to make fashion more than just sequins and fabrics. For her 13th Science and Engineering Fair project, she decided to uncover the effect of types of fabric on the spread of infectious diseases by growing bacterial colonies on various types of clothing fabric. Her inspiration for the project rooted from a project she kick started before the pandemic, Project R.E.A.C.H (Reach and Extend Apprehension to Countries about Health). Eva has been a Girl Scout for nearly 12 years and earned Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards from San Jacinto Council of USA. As a Girl Scout, for her Gold Award, Eva traveled to rural schools in northern India and taught students about health and hygiene through Project R.E.A.C.H. After seeing the impact of the project during the pandemic, Eva is currently continuing Project R.E.A.C.H. by raising funds for rural schools in Botswana. Eva was born in Pittsburgh, PA. She currently resides in League City, TX with her parents Dr. Nawal Sharma and Mrs. Pooja Sharma.