Name: Akshat Shekhar
School: Roxbury Latin School
Key to Awesomeness: Akshat's advisor at Roxbury Latin Ed Ellison put it best, "In addition to being just plain brilliant, Akshat is enthusiastic, determined, and generous with his time. What I find most appealing about Akshat is his upbeat, warm personality coupled with his (willingness) to throw himself wholeheartedly into any activity at the school. "
Accomplishments: Said Ellison, "When he is not preparing for an upcoming Model United Nations Conference, or helping a senior citizen learn how to use the internet after school, he can be found providing play-by-play for the varsity basketball team on the school’s webcast, or holding down the saxophone section in the Jazz Band. Though incredibly intelligent, he will not shy away from a serious debate about the Celtics’ chances of winning the NBA Championship. He’s a great kid."