Sameer Mishra, 1st place
Age 13, 8th grade
School: West Lafayette Junior/Senior High School
Hometown: West Lafayette, Indiana
He also likes to ride his bike and hang out with his friends. Sameer is a competitive student; he participates in contests such as Spell Bowl, Academic Super Bowl and Indiana State School Music Association.
Sameer aspires to a career as a neurosurgeon.
This is Sameer’s fourth year in the competition, having previously tied for 98th, 14th and 16th places (2005, 2006, 2007).
I'm so happy for Sameer and grateful that the United States allowed his parents to become US citizens so Indiana could benefit from his many intellectual talents.
The others in the top 10:
2- Sidharth Chand
3- Tia Thomas
4- Samia Nawaz
5- Scott Remer
6- Kavya Shivashankar
7- Rose Sloan
8- Catherine "Cat" Cojocaru
9- Jahnavi Iyer
10- Kyle Mou