For Flower Mound senior, Shreyoshi Das, high school has been a pleasant surprise.
She serves as president of the National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta (math honor society) and would never have imagined four-years-ago that she would be quite as involved as she is.
“Right before starting my freshman year of high school, I remember thinking that high school was going to be the worst four years of life,” Das said. “I anticipated mountains of homework, teachers that didn’t care about me and a school resembling a prison. I am so glad Flower Mound proved me so wrong.”
Das, 17, said her high school has become a special place for her, where she feels free to be who she is.
“The friendliness of the teachers and administrative staff at Flower Mound blew me away as a freshman and only continues to amaze me as a senior,” Das said. “All of the adults I have met at FMHS have been more than willing to help me become successful. The positivism and warmth the faculty and staff bring each day to school truly help me overcome the daily stresses I experience, and I am so grateful to have the privilege of being able to attend such an exemplary school.”
Das has also been a member of the Flower Mound High School speech and debate team for four years and a singer in the school’s Choir for three years.
“Debate and choir represent two very different aspects of who I am and have given me two very different gifts,” Das said. “On the one hand, I value knowledge, logic and standing up for what I believe in, which is a skill set I have acquired from debate. On the other hand, I am lighthearted and enjoy making music with individuals who love singing as I do in choir.”
Das is also a member of the English and Spanish National Honor Societies and served as Student Council President in her freshman year.
The Flower Mound senior plans to study Behavioral Economics in college, but is undecided about where she will attend just yet.
Das said she feels fortunate to be a teenager today, because she believes the perception about her and her peers is beginning to evolve.
“In a world that’s changing with every tweet sent out and Facebook post shared, I find it exciting that the role of teenagers in society is beginning to shift,” Das said. “Recent events have caused teenagers to start using their voices more to stand up for what they believe in. Young people attract more attention, from politicians and business people, now than ever before. As a result, the negative stereotype that teenagers are superficial or don’t care about the world around them is starting to chip away.
“Many teenagers such as myself are forming our own opinions and keeping up with what’s going on in the world today. I enjoy being part of a generation of teenagers that has realized they aren’t voiceless anymore.”
Das carries a 5.2714 grade point average and is ranked third in her class of 935 students.
Favorite Subject: English
The Person that Most Inspires Me: My Younger Brother
Favorite Food: Chicken biryani
Favorite Movie: 10 Things I Hate About You
Favorite TV Show: The Flash
Book I am Currently Reading: Persuasion by Jane Austen
Favorite Musical Group/Performer: Little Mix or Pentatonix