1. What has been your favorite memory at AES?
I will always remember the supportive environment at AES and the people here. My favorite memories are interacting with the other workers and staff around school and talking to them in Hindi. I will definitely miss Naval in the breezeway and Pryinka and Dinesh in the Tiger’s den.
2. What are you going to miss the most about AES?
I am going to miss the people the most. Classmates in MUN and other Extracurriculars, teachers who have helped me graduate, and the staff who are always there to help. I am going to miss my APUSH and IB Economics class with Mr. Collins class for sure - can’t believe I had to see him for three years lol.
3. Akshay’s IB, High School, and College Applications Survival guide
Use Google, Wikipedia, and copy/paste (for legal reasons this is a joke)
Follow the smartibapp on Instagram to laugh at IB memes late at night when you don’t do your IB homework
Examsnap.io and ibdocuments.com are your buddies
Don’t be afraid to talk to your teachers. I mean it. You're going to have a lot of tough conversations in your life, so I encourage you to talk to your teachers about stuff you're learning in class. Always work on your negotiation skills - they will always come in handy.
Don’t worry about grades and things out of your control. The more you worry, the worse it can get it. Just be positive and do things with confidence and execution in IB. If you believe that everything will work out for you in the end, believe me, it can, it will, it must!
Remember: If this pandemic has taught us anything it is that life is short, jobs are temporary, and that anything can happen. So make sure to make the most out of your high school years both academically and socially! And don’t waste your time doing stuff you don’t like to get into college - it's one of my biggest regrets.
4. Which teacher do you wish you could take to college with you and why?
I would be super stoked to take Mr. Collins to college with me lmao. His classes are super fun and he really gives us great advice for our future. He has not only been a teacher, but a mentor in my life as well, so I am going to keep bothering him by visiting AES over breaks lolz. The memes he sends you when you are late to class are hilarious though.