Chandni Naidoo, daughter of Judy and Poover Naidoo, is a senior at Summit High School and this week’s student of the week.
Naidoo’s list of accolades and involvement in organizations is long and impressive. She is a member of Summit’s girls varsity soccer team and track and field. She is also class president, a member of National Honor Society, National Spanish Society, Key Club, the United Way Advisory Council and the WCS Student Advisory Council. Not to mention, she also plays the piano.
She was given a place in the “Top 10” at Summit her freshman, sophomore and junior years and she is an AP scholar.
Naidoo said that one of her biggest passions is volunteering because it is her way of giving back to others.
One of her biggest role models and inspirations is her grandfather, and for good reason. According to Naidoo, he grew up in South Africa during the apartheid. Although times were hard, she said he was still “able to build his own house and provide for his family.”
Her favorite teacher is Mr. Hoek due to his open door policy and his kindness.
After graduating this year, Naidoo plans to go to college and then medical school to pursue becoming a doctor. After finishing school, she eventually hopes to join Doctors Without Borders.