Ms. Priya Jayakumar is a rising Junior in High School at Caravel Academy. She has been learning the Indian classical dance form of Bharatanatyam for the past 10 years under the tutelage of Guru Smt. Indhumadhi Gopalakrishnan. In those 10 years, she has given 50 performances. Her 50th performance was her Arangetram, or dance graduation, which she completed recently and received a Diploma for successfully completing her training in Bharatanatyam.
She has been going to Caravel since Pre-School. Throughout the years she has challenged herself with many extra-curricular activities at school. Some of the activities She is the Secretary of the Caravel Student Government, a member of her school’s science Olympiad and math league team, a member of Jefferson Awards and Relay for Life at Caravel, and plays clarinet in her school’s wind ensemble and jazz band. Priya is also an enthusiastic volunteer with Charity Crossing, the organization her father founded. Priya has contributed several hours of volunteering and earned The Presidential Volunteers Service Awards with Bronze (2015), Silver (2017), and Gold (2018) medals.