MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. — Two South Fork High School students are getting national recognition after sealing nominations for the Presidential Scholars Program. Seniors, Anton Fender and Rohan Jakhete are representing Martin County as nominees.
“I think it’s pretty awesome I think it just says what the IB program at South Fork is how helpful it is and it creates leaders and that’s the cool thing about it,” says Jakhete.
The two have known each other since Middle School while they were both at a robotics competition. Neither student is surprised about the other’s recognition.
“I think ever since I met him I thought he was a genius,” adds Jakhete.
They may both be right about each other. In terms of unweighted G.P.A’s, Fender currently holds a 3.7, Jakhete, a 4.0. When you factor in their International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement classes, both teens have weighted G.P.A’s that exceed 6.0.
Additionally, Fender is enrolled In South Fork’s Architectural Program and participates in several Drama projects.
When talking about his schedule, Fender explains, “I like staying busy I don’t like just sitting around at home.”
Outside the classroom, Jakhete enjoys coding and robotics and has plans to pursue a career in engineering. Both Anthony and Rohan’s names will be sent to the Department of Education where they’ll be considered to become State Level Nominees. The National Finalists will be announced in May.
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