Akshat GokhaleEdison, NJ
Akshat Gokhale is a senior at the Middlesex County Academy, and as a high schooler, Akshat has pursued a variety of interests. In elementary and middle school, he experimented with Lego robotics kits at home. He now participates in VEX Robotics competitively, and was extremely excited to attend the VEX Worlds competition last year for the first time.
As an avid member of Model UN and Debate Club, Akshat enjoys discussing global issues at regional and national conferences.
Akshat has also shown interest in the world of business, as a member of the Academy’s FBLA chapter and co-founder of the MCA Startups Club. He’s been recognized at state level competitive events, and is looking forward to another great year of events.
Outside of school, Akshat enjoys playing the Tabla, an Indian percussion instrument. In addition, Akshat works with a local nonprofit organization, the ONE Project, to organize volunteer events throughout the year aimed at helping the community in various ways.
Vraj PatelSouth Brunswick, NJ
Vraj Patel is a senior at the Middlesex County Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Technologies. He is a leader for the school’s DNA Initiative, where students conduct genetics research on the Duckweed plant and is an integral member of the school’s Quiz and History Bowl teams. Vraj has played Football for his sending district, South Brunswick, and has just finished his first season ever for soccer, where he was a goalkeeper and competed as high as the Varsity level. Next year, Vraj hopes to pursue a degree in Biomedical Engineering, with aspirations to go to medical school and become a doctor.