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Queen Anya Anand

Lincoln High School

Birthplace:
Portland, Oregon
Parents/Guardians:
Kalla Anand and Anand Pashupathy
Siblings:
Aabhishek Anand
Year in School:
Senior

Future Education & Career Plans

Anya plans to attend a four year college and major in psychology, then complete medical school to become a pediatrican.

High School Activities & Honors

Anya is the Associated Student Body Co-President, a member of National Honor Society, Asian Student Union Co-President and Multnomah Youth Commission Committee Co-Chair. She has also been an AVID tutor and a We the Wild Youth Event Speaker.

Hobbies & Special Interests

In her spare time, Anya loves to sing, play the ukulele and write songs. She and her family travel and she enjoys learning different cultures and perspectives. She loves to spend time with her school community and participate in many different activities.

What is Your Favorite Place to Visit in Portland and Why?

"My favorite place to visit in Portland would probably have to be the Waterfront. I have so many vivid memories of biking with family and friends there, visiting the Saturday market, or walking along the bloomed cherry blossoms. It's a place that always reminds me why I love Portland so much."

What Are You Most Proud of During Your High School Career?

"When I first entered high school, I didn't know a lot of people, and was very shy as a result of it. However, as high school went on, my confidence began to grow, and I started to take on more and more leadership roles, which is something I wouldn't have foreseen my freshman year, and something I am very proud of."

What is Your Favorite Rose Festival Event and Why?

“My favorite Rose Festival event would have to be the Starlight Parade. During my sophomore year, my friend invited me to come watch her perform as part of the dance team. It was so beautiful to see all the lights and energy and such an incredible community coming together. So many people from such diverse backgrounds and cultures were all there to be a part of the bigger community, and it was so heart-warming to be a part of something as powerful as that.”

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Gigi Gardner
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