Rare, accomplished 16-year-old to speak at Tampa School for Great American Teach In
It is very rare for a sixteen year old to get asked to speak at a Great American Teach-In event which is normally an adult invitation. Here is accomplished teenager with impressive credentials.
By: Aniruth Narayanan
On Thursday Aniruth will be the featured speaker for the Great American Teach In, an annual event that all local schools participate in, both Hillsborough and Pinellas counties mainly with adult participants.
He won Winner of the Global Classrooms Initiative Model at the United Nations Conference in New York, within the last two years. In 2015, Aniruth placed first at a Statewide Algebra I tournament, and currently serves as President of the C. Leon King High School Toastmasters Gavel Club. And yet these distinctions account for less than half of all Narayanan has accomplished at such a young age.
He has also just spoken at the 2018 Toastmasters District 48 Spring Conference in front of 230-plus Toastmasters where he received a standing ovation. Narayanan also received recognition at the National level at Duke University for achieving such a high SAT Score, May 2015.
No stranger to public appearances, Narayanan has reached several levels of distinction within the Lincoln-Douglas Debate circuit at several universities nationwide, including Nova Southeastern University and the University of Florida, Gainesville campus. At the University of Florida stop he became the first junior from King High School's Debate Team to receive a bid to the Tournament of Champions within that debate circuit.
Currently Aniruth teaches competitive math to students at University of South Florida, Sunday mornings, and has won several math-related awards over the last three years. Regarding the future, "I joined the Hillsborough County Youth Leadership Council because I want to make a difference in the community," says Narayanan. He went on to state, "There are other programs in the community that I want to coordinate with and help,"
On the topic of where Aniruth sees his future in five years: "I've not conclusively determined the exact career goal; however, I do know that I have a vested interest in continuing with my current passion for public speaking, leadership, and communication."