The Palaniappan Effect

How two brothers strive for academic excellence

Hard work and a desire for greatness can be essentials to the day-to-day life of students, and for two brothers, those are two key components to their academic excellence. Senior Sarvesh Palaniappan and freshman Pranav Palaniappan have earned an immense amount of achievements during their years of school. Because both enrolled in numerous honor classes, the brothers have each achieved GPA’s unimaginable for most students.

Freshmen Pranav Palaniappan has a lot on his plate for his first year of high school, from working towards his current GPA of 4.875, to scoring an ACT Score of 29 in his eighth grade. Not only is he excellent in school, but he is also involved in numerous extracurricular activities, including tennis, Future Business Leaders of America, DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America), Speech and Debate and Youth In Government.

“Achieving good grades is very important to me because it affects my future [and] in everything I do,” Pranav said. “I hope to receive a scholarship to the University of Chicago to major in Business Management.”

Senior Sarvesh Palaniappan has achieved many milestones in his high school career. He is among the top 10 of his graduating class, as well as a member of many school organizations including the National Honor Society, Speech and Debate, HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) and tennis in the spring. Outside of school, he is a part of the American Cricket Academy and was an honorary member for Boys State, a summer leadership and citizenship program sponsored by the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary.

“Education is important to me because it opens up a lot of different doors to anything you want to, so school is the way to achieve those goals,” Sarvesh said. “I have always wanted to major in Pre-Med in college, so I hope I can make that goal come true.”

While each of their achievements is a success to them personally, both inspire each other to work harder and earn more eminence.

“[Sarvesh] made a pathway for me and inspired me so much to do good in anything I do,” freshman Pranav Palaniappan said. “He always helps me with any questions I have and always gives me advice to help me do good [well]”.

No matter where life takes them, these brothers will have an inseparable bond in and out of school. Excelling in their academics, as well as their extracurricular activities, makes them an ultimate duo.