Even as a child, Anuja Shah wanted to fix the world’s health problems. Now, at 18, she’s beginning to make it happen. Shah, who graduates from Nansemond-Suffolk Academy on June 4, is valedictorian of NSA’s Class of 2016. She earned NSA’s top honor with a final average of 98.2.
This fall, she will head to the University of Virginia, with plans to major in neuroscience or public health. Growing up, Shah and her family traveled to India every couple of years to visit her grandparents. Those trips exposed her to that country’s struggles with public health, poor sanitation and poverty unlike what she had seen in the United States, according to Shah. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.