She’ll soon be flying to NASA Kennedy Space Centre, and why not! She’s got a personal invitation from NASA, after all!
Manasvi Jain, class 8 student of St Anthony’s School, Jagatpura, Jaipur brought laurels to the school and to her family by securing top rank in the recently concluded National Astronomy Olympiad (NAO). What is surprising is the fact that she is not only the first student from North India to secure this position, but also the one to achieve it with her own hard work sans any coaching.
The achiever said, “I started preparing for the exam 15 to 20 days before the exam. It was self-study and concentration that got me to the top.”
“As soon as I heard about the exam, I aimed to achieve the first rank. I bought books online and spent two to three hours studying astronomy and practiced mental ability questions daily,” said Jain about her preparation for the nationwide Olympiad held on 4 February by Orange Education LLP, an educational publisher.
The winning students will be awarded a trip to NASA facility based in Orlando, the US at the company’s expense. The 10-day trip will embark in June this year.
The proud and elated director of the school, F Jonathan said, “We are excited and it (the development) is encouraging for the school. This reflects the mindset of the parents in motivating the kids.”
Varun Malhotra, national head of Orange Education LLP, in an event organised at the school on Saturday, has invited Manasvi to visit NASA where she would also get to meet astronauts Rakesh Sharma and Sunita Willaims.
About her trip to NASA, Manasvi said, “I am really excited about going to NASA space centre and will start researching about it.”
Team ScooNews wishes her all the best for her future endeavors.
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