Krithika Swaminathan will be graduating from Novi High School in 2013 spring, and will be attending Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the fall. Some of her favorite activities include Indian classical dance and music, both of which she has been learning for over ten years. She also plays in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Philharmonic Youth Orchestra as a first violinist. Other activities she enjoys are karate, teaching and quiz bowl. She was recently awarded the 2012-13 SIEMENS Award for Advanced Placement for Michigan. She hopes to pursue engineering at MIT, but admits that she plans to keep an open mind as she enters college.