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Remembering our 2015 NAMA Excellence Award Recipients



Picture: Adam Laishram receiving NAMA Sports Excellence Award from Dhrita Sinha at Canada. 

        Thanks to Tamo Dhrita Sinha who travelled to Canada and handed over theSports Excellence Award in person to Adam Laishram.

        In April 2013, at 16 years of age, Adam was drafted to the Belleville BullsHockey Club in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). The OHL is a very high level ofhockey and is the main league from which players are drafted to the NationalHockey League (NHL).

        In his first year of play 2013-14, Adam was selected to represent Canada in the WorldUnder 17 Hockey Challenge in Nova Scotia. Adam played for Team Ontarioalongside some of the top NHL draft prospects in the League. This was a majorachievement for Adam to play at the international level as a 16 yr old and he was veryproud to represent Canada.

In April, 2015 Adam was named the “Hardest Working Player in the Ontario HockeyLeague” for 2014-15 season and earned a scholarship award. He received 68,000 votesfrom fans around the League. Being recognized for having a strong work ethic isindeed an honor.

        Academics are also very important to Adam, his family and the Ontario HockeyLeague. Adam has achieved Honors in all 4 years of high school. In 2014, he wasawarded the Bobby Smith Academic Award by the OHL, for achieving academicexcellence while playing hockey in the League. He was subsequently named to theOHL’s Scholastic Team for 2013-14. Adam will commence University courses parttime this year, while playing for OHL team Hamilton Bulldogs (formerly namedBelleville Bulls).

Adam aspires to be a Physician Radiologist when his hockey career is completed.


Prativa Amom

Picture: Prativa Amom receiving Academic Excellence Award from the Chief Guest, MaisnamRiten Kumar

Prativa Amom is a recent graduate of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati,Ohio. Joining the Girl Scouts of America from a young age, she became anactive member of the National Honor Society and Japanese Honor Society andactively volunteered at her local hospital. Her 7 year intense study of Japanesehas led her to receive the Japanese Medallion twice in her junior and senioryears of high school. She was also elected as the President of her high school’sJapanese Club for two consecutive years. During high school, she dabbled inthe arts, winning numerous gold and silver key Scholastic awards inphotography. 

Prativa has really enjoyed her high school career, graduating with summa cumlaude, highest honors, at the top 3% of her class with a GPA of 4.38 and 51college credits from taking 12 nationally recognized Advanced Placementclasses. Her achievements in high school have led her to the Ohio StateUniversity via a hefty Maximus scholarship. Majoring in Molecular Genetics,Prativa has just completed her first year of college in OSU’ honors program,She hopes to be able to work even harder and pursue her dream of becomingan OBGYN in the future and empower women around the world as well aspromote cultural awareness.


Bosco Chanam

PictureBosco Chanam receiving the Academic Excellence Award from the Chief Guest, MaisnamRiten Kumar

At the age of 6, Bosco won the Kumon Academic Bronze trophies inMathematics and English. In 2010, Bosco won a Bronze Medal for ‘working at least 6months above their grade level’. Bosco also bagged Academic Excellence Awards in:English and Environmental Studies. He received ‘A+ Awesome Student Award’ forexcellent performances in English as well. 

In his 5th grade at Briarmeadow Charter School, Bosco achieved the Finalist Medaland 3rd place in Ready Writing in two different competitions. Bosco further wasplaced 3rd in Listening under the University Interscholastic League (UIL)competitions. He was also awarded by the Million Word Club for reading a total of3,794,724 words during 5th grade. He recently completed 6th grade with Excellence inReading and GPA 3.9. Furthermore, in UIL he achieved Finalist Medal in Dictionaryskills, 2nd place in Art and 3rd place in listening. Bosco also received District FinalistMedal (4th Place) in ‘Name That Book’ and read a total of 57 books acquiring 2ndposition for reading most number of books in his grade. 

In addition to academics, Bosco also carries a very good sportsmanship. He hasachieved many feats in different fields. He won Champions Medal in FootballChampionship under 11 in 2012-13, 1st prize in Taekwondo Championship held in MPal Taekwondo Academy in 2010. In Penang Sports Tour & Kuala LumpurInternational Schools Sports (KLISS) 2013, Bosco bagged numerous gold and silvermedals. 

Bosco aspires to be an Astronomer in the future.

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