Coach - Public Speaking & Debate
National Honors Society Vice President
Cofounder of JFK ECO Organization
JFK Soar Secretary
Head of California KUB Volunteering
Political and Public Science Intern
Math and Science Tutor
“Two things awe me most, the starry sky above me and the moral law within me.”
- Immanuel Kant
Dravya Jain is a high school student at John F. Kennedy High School in the California’s Silicon Valley. She is an academically proficient student, consistently ranking in the top 9% in her grade. She often helps struggling students in her class, and being a part of her school’s Link Crew, understands what it means to help those who are confused or unsure of their own strengths.
● AP Scholar with Distinction
● Varsity Athlete with 4.0 GPA
● 4.0 GPA Awards each year of high school
● Third Place Indian Art Award - ICC
● Watching others blossom into the people they have always wanted to be
● Guiding children onto paths of success
● Penpalling and drawing
● Working as a fashion intern for a local business
Dravya’s passion for tutoring stemmed from her own desire to be taught with persuasion and skills. Feeling that she had more to achieve than she could in school, Dravya started watching college courses online while in middle school, realizing the art and impact of an excellent teacher can have on one’s life. Courses such as MIT Open Courseware and classes from a nearby community college gave her an intellectual understanding of what it means to teach eloquently. She used the skills she learned to help many others like her. She volunteers at her local library as a homework helper for underserved kids and serves on the Junior Board for an organization catering to the needs of the homeless and financially underprivileged students from Los Angeles. She also works as a tutor for her city’s Kumon center, helping more than forty students a week.
Apart from studying and doing homework for her various AP and college courses, Dravya is extremely involved in her community. She notices those struggling around her and makes every effort she can to help them, including helping raise over $10k in reusable menstrual products for her city’s homeless. She also works in a club at her school, tutoring students who cannot afford review books for standardized tests such as the SAT and ACT. Dravya is also very passionate about ending drug abuse in schools, and is being considered for Alameda County’s TUPE, drug abuse prevention, board, out of more than three hundred applicants.
In her free time, Dravya enjoys walking in parks with her sister, practicing badminton for her school’s varsity team, and practicing various Indian traditional dance forms, including Bharatnatyam and Kathak. She also enjoys going to art museum with friends and writing letters to friends in different countries. In fact, she has over twenty penpals from places such as France, Hungary, Nigeria, and Ghana. After a letter exchange with a friend in Ghana, she was able to truly realize the plight of those who are financially underserved by Ghana’s government, and has decided to research the effects of microfinance industries in countries such as Ghana and Nigeria.
“I believe that the best motivation comes from within - if you want to achieve something, you have in yourself all the abilities to do so. If given the chance to work with your child, I will instill in them a confidence that will unlock their potential and help them reach new heights, launching them far ahead of their peers.”
- Dravya Jain
John F. Kennedy High School