Get to know HS student Pranav

August 3rd, 2018

“Catapult has pushed and encouraged me on so many levels. I am so thankful for this past summer spent with Nextech”

Name: Pranav

School: Franklin Central High School

How would you explain the Catapult Program to your friends?

Catapult is a fun and exciting program where you learn and build lots of friendships. I felt like I expanded my expertise so much in the 6 weeks with the Catapults. We are all so different. We come from different schools, different backgrounds and all have different futures. This Catapult program created such a commonality between us. The program brings together people with a common passion for computer science.

What is your favorite quote?

“Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.”

Who is someone that inspires you? Why does this person inspire you?

My dad is such an inspiration to me. He really encouraging me to do my best in school and get an education which will lead to me achieving my best.

What role has Nextech played in your goals / dreams for the future?

Nextech has made a big impact on my life because I have learned so much and experienced such nice things. It helped me to grow up to interact a lot more with people, specifically professionals. I have learned so much about Indianapolis and the technology here. I want to pursue a technology career in Indianapolis. I would like to work for companies like Salesforce and Kronos.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?

I would have flight because that would allow me to go anywhere I want, whenever I want.

What are you passionate about?

I am passionate about learning and achieving my goals. I feel like I have a lot of goals that I want to achieve in the next couple of years. They constantly change; however I want to be happy in the future.

Tell us about a hobby or interest you have.

I love to play basketball and xbox in my free time. I try to stay very busy!

What is your favorite memory from this Summer and why?

My favorite memory is riding the bikes around the canal downtown. This was a really fun experience where we did lots of cool thing in our group. I was surprised at how much I have learned about coding and technology in such a short time.

What makes Nextech special?

Everything is special about Nextech, from the people, to the hospitality, to our amazing experiences. This organization is truly unique. I haven’t seen other programs that offer what Nextech offers.

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