BEEHIVE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY JUNIOR NAMED TO THE UTAH STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION’S NEW STATE STUDENT COUNCIL
Salt Lake City—Sanjana Kargi, a junior at Beehive Science and Technology Academy, is one of 15 students from around the state to be named to the Utah State Board of Education’s newly created Student Advisory Council. After being selected to be on the council, Kargi was elected as the council’s vice chair.
According to the Utah State Board of Education (USBE), “The students will advise the USBE on issues relevant to high school students throughout the state. They were selected following an application period this fall after the USBE approved a new policy establishing the council.”
The council will meet at least every month to discuss how decisions made at the state level affect students. The council is made up of high school juniors and seniors, and one student from each of the 15 USBE districts was selected. Each student will be allowed to vote on issues addressed by the council.
In addition to working toward graduating from Beehive, Kargi is a concurrent enrollment student at Salt Lake Community College. She is also Beehive’s current National Honor Society president and vice president of the school’s Technology Student Association. Earlier this year, she was a Regional Science Fair winner. In the summer of 2018, she completed an internship with Zions Bank.
For the past two years, she has been a CyberPatriot competitor. CyberPatriot is a program of the Air Force Association. According to the association, the CyberPatriot program is designed “to inspire K-12 students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation's future.”
In the spring of 2018, she was awarded a Congressional Silver Medal. According to the website about the award, “The Congressional Award is the United States Congress’ award for young Americans. It is non-partisan, voluntary, and non-competitive. The program is open to all 14 to 23 year-olds. Young people may register when they turn 13 1/2 years old and must complete their activities before their 24th birthday. Participants earn Bronze, Silver, and Gold Congressional Award Certificates and Bronze, Silver, and Gold Congressional Award Medals. Each level involves setting goals in four program areas: Volunteer Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness, and Expedition/Exploration.