Parthiv Varanasi, Plano, Texas – 2023 Turner Maurice Gauntt, Jr. Exemplary Citizen Award Winner

Parthiv Varanasi is an 18-year-old who is graduating from Plano East Senior High School in Plano, TX. He plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin to pursue a double major in Mathematics and Economics and wants to work in international economic policy eventually. Outside of school, Parthiv has been playing tennis for 11 years competitively and has been on the varsity tennis team for four years, serving two of them as the captain of the team. He has also been a leader in his high school’s JROTC program for four years reaching the senior-most leadership position as the Battalion Commander. In the JROTC program, Parthiv led the Academic team and qualified for the JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl International Championship. In his free time, he enjoys cooking and being active through running and rock climbing. During his time in high school, Parthiv helped raise over 15,000 pounds of food for homeless people, wrote a 4000-word essay evaluating the 17th amendment, and got selected to represent his peers and programs on the Principal’s Advisory Committee and the Student-Athlete Leadership Team.

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