CHAPMANVILLE — More than 160 seniors will receive high school diplomas Thursday afternoon at Chapmanville Regional High School.
The 2014 CRHS Valedictorian is Sravya Pidaparthi, the daughter of Sarma and Madhadi Pidaparthi of Chapmanville.
Pidaparthi’s achievements during her ninth grade was Math Field Day: first in County; second in Regionals and participated at state level; Robotics: she won the Safety Award at the Pittsburgh Regional FRC, the Engineering Inspiration kids Award that qualified them to the International competition at Knoxville Regional FRC; at the Academic Challenge she advanced to regionals, Tennis: Semifinals of regionals, Cardinal Conference finalist (both in doubles). Her 10th grade achievements included Math Field Day; first in county, advanced to Regionals from county and advanced to Nationals; in Tennis: finals at Regionals; Cardinal Conference champion (both in doubles), and Robotics: won the Safety Award at the Raleigh Regional FRC.
As a junior, Pidaparthi’s achievements included Math Field Day: fourth in County; 10th in Regionals; Academic Challenge: Advanced to Nationals and won third place in the world events category as a team (highest level of the competition), and tennis: Semifinals of regionals in both singles and doubles and Cardinal Conference champions (both titles in singles and doubles). In her senior year, her accomplishments included Math Field Day, county, regional, and state winner and National participant; Tennis, State Quarterfinalists in No. 1 Doubles, and attended a Math Symposium at Bethany College.
She is a member of the National Honor Society, First Robotics Lego League (FLL), First Robotics Tech Challenge (FTC), First Robotics Challenge (FTC), and Friends of Rachel.
Pidaparthi has received the VT Scholar Scholarship from Virginia Tech where she will pursue a major in computer engineering.
The graduation ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. at Chapmanville Regional High School. Shuttle buses will run from Chapmanville Middle to the CRHS beginning at 4 p.m. The buses will also run after the ceremony.