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C Spire Wireless Academic All-Star Presented To Collierville Student


Collierville, Tenn. (November 5, 2012) – Shankar Athinarayanan, a senior at Houston High School, has been named a C Spire Wireless Academic All-Stars Award winner.

Athinarayanan was one of six students in the Greater Memphis area who received this week’s award for General Scholarship. C Spire Wireless will recognize more than 160 students during the 2012-2013 school year. He and other weekly winners will be honored at a luncheon at the Hilton Memphis, Thursday, May 2, 2013.

Athinarayanan is a top student who uses his inquisitive nature to develop software for smart phones. He holds a 4.6 weighted grade point average, scored 33 on the ACT and currently is projected to be salutatorian of his senior class. Athinarayanan was named the RootzWiki Forum’s Top Android Developer of the Month in July, 2011. He builds Linux kernels for smart phones and works with a professor and the Stanford MobiSocial Team on the Musubi Social Platform. He is developing a Musubi Application called CollegeConnect that will allow high school students to collaborate on a secure social platform.

Captain of the school’s Science Bowl Team, Athinarayanan placed second in the West Tennessee Science Bowl Tournament. He is a member of the National Honor Society, Beta Club, Chess Club, Germantown Youth Symphony Orchestra and Honors Academy. He received the AP Distinguished Scholar Award and is a TMTA mathematics award winner.

The C Spire Wireless Academic All-Stars program was conceived to identify and recognize high school students for excellence in academics, school leadership and community service. Now in its 7th year, the C Spire Academic All-Stars Awards are presented weekly for 28 weeks during the academic year from nominations submitted by school administrators.

Judges include educators from Rhodes College, The University of Memphis, LeMoyne-Owen College and Christian Brothers University. Each Sunday during the year, C Spire Academic All-Stars are announced in The Commercial Appeal.

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